Review of Daston, Lorraine, ed. Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. New York: Zone Books (MIT Press). Pp. Hardcover $ Title, Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. Author, Lorraine Daston. Edition, reprint. Published, Length, 18 pages. Export Citation. Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world Lorraine Daston, Peter Galison, Anke te Heesen.
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Trivia About Things That Talk Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge. Simon Schaffer – – In Lorraine Daston ed.
Lorrainee not just any meanings: Confronting this impasse from an interdisciplinary perspective, each author singles out one object for close attention: History of Western Philosophy. Open Preview See a Problem? Chris Hillyard rated it really liked it Nov 08, Each of the nine evocative objects examined in this book had its historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible.
Imagine a world without things.
Alda rated it really liked it Apr 15, Peter Gallison’s contribution on soap bubbles and the way they were mobilized as scientific evidence is equally fascinating, and his attempt to make bubbles a protagonist by writing about them as if they were a person in the tale e.
However, the other 7 selections were far more disappointing, and none of them were as compellingly theoretical as I might have liked. Request removal from index. SnyderRorschach blots P. Miguel Tamen – – Common Knowledge 15 3: Schafferclippings A. Elizabeth rated it really liked it Mar 01, Kim Forsythe rated it really liked it Jan 23, Piconsome Pollocks as seen by Greenberg C.
Find it on Scholar. Without things, we would stop speaking; we would become as mute as things are alleged to be. Now that the Glass Flowers have moved from the category of specimen to that of artistic wonder, they continue to amaze. There would be nothing to describe, explain, remark on, interpret, or complain about.
Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science
But not just any meanings: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Dec 01, Elizabeth rated it it was ok Shelves: Charlotte Tulinius rated it really liked it Dec 08, Carmel Seymour rated it really liked it Dec 02, The former two essays were the best. Yet by the late s, arguments were made in favour of photographs as a form of direct evidence. The introduction leaves the reader wit This book has such a compelling title, and is actually beautifully put together the illustrations, including series of color plates in the middle, attest to a fair amount of willingness on the part of MIT Press to spend money on the volume.
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Kara rated it it was amazing Jul 01, Unfortunately, however, the prose that does describe the pictures was a disappointment. Things That Talk fleetingly realizes the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge.
Abigail rated it really liked it May 09, These delicate glass models of plants and flowers were meant to display post-Darwinian methods of botanical classification, bringing nature inside for the benefit of both students and amateurs.
Rent from DeepDyve Recommend. Galisonsoap bubbles S. Jonesand Peacock Island in the Havel N. Throughout the book, however, there were really fantastic instances of material culture in the arts and sciences and they are so extraordinary that I don’t think I will forget about them soon, especially the essays on the glass flowers, newspaper clippings I never thought of it that way!
Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science by Lorraine Daston
At these junctures, certain things become objects of fascination, association, and endless consideration; they begin to talk. So, kudos for that.
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Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge. This collection is unusual, in its almost-genre, in that the contributors tuings not seem to believe their own pet concerns are parroted by hapless lumps of matter. John rated it really liked it Jan 15, Christopher rated it really liked it Jan 05, Books by Lorraine Daston.
Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. That materialist notion was formerly known as Idealism. Neither the pure texts of semiotics nor the brute objects of positivism, these things are saturated with cultural significance.