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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Refresh and try again. Schafferclippings A. Without things, we would stop speaking; we would become as mute as things are alleged to loorraine. Object Lessons from Art and Science offers intriguing case studies rather than an historiographical reflection on, or revision of, material culture studies.

Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science

Neither the pure texts of semiotics nor the brute objects of positivism, these things are saturated with cultural significance.

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However, the other 7 selections were far more disappointing, and none of them were as compellingly theoretical as I might have liked. History of Western Philosophy. Zone Books,pp. Thomas Hankins – – Isis: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In nine original essays, internationally renowned historians of art and of science seek to understand how objects become charged with significance without losing their gritty materiality.

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Object Lessons from Art thqt Science. 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.

Miguel Tamen, professor of literary lorgaine at the University of Lisbon and regular visiting professor at the University of Chicago, is the author of The Matter of the FactsManners of Interpretationand Friends of Interpretable Objects.

Carmel Seymour rated dastin really liked it Dec 02, I think this was an interesting idea for a book also, but the essays were so short. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Thomas rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Lists with This Book. A Science Whose Business is Bursting: Each of the nine objects examined in this book had its historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible.

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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Each of the nine objects examined in this book had dqston historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible. Abigail rated it really liked it May 09, To ask other readers questions about Things That Talkplease sign up. Peter Gallison’s contribution on soap bubbles and the way they were mobilized lorfaine 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.

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This book was beautiful produced – with plentiful illustration and printed on high quality paper. Simon Schaffer – – In Lorraine Daston ed. These delicate glass models of plants and flowers were meant lorrraine display post-Darwinian methods of botanical classification, bringing nature inside for the benefit of both students and amateurs.

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At these junctures, certain things become objects of fascination, association, and endless consideration; they begin to talk. She is the coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, Dastonearly photographs used as judicial evidence J. Dust Plate, Retina, Photograph: