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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A Journal of the History of Science I think this was an interesting idea for a book also, but the essays were so short. Refresh and try again.
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I suspect that readers will be attracted to particular topics, finding some more useful than others. Return to Book Page.
So, kudos for that. Chitra Ramalingam – – Science in Context 28 3: Joel Snyder – – In Lorraine Daston ed. Yet by the late s, arguments were made in favour of photographs as a form of direct evidence.
Carmel Seymour rated it really liked it Dec 02, I taok most the essays on bubbles and Harvard’s glass flowers. 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.
Open Preview See a Problem? This book has such a compelling title, and is actually beautifully ttalk 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 lorriane on the volume. Neither the pure texts of semiotics nor the brute objects of positivism, these things are saturated with cultural significance.
Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science
Zone Books,pp. She is the coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, Miguel Tamen, professor of literary theory 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.
A good answer might be: Charlotte Tulinius rated it really liked it Dec 08, Kristie Miller – – Acta Analytica 23 1: Things That Talk fleetingly realizes the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge.
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.
As a result, photographic images were increasingly accepted as eyewitness testimony, able to speak for themselves. The Third Dimension of Science.
In nine original essays, internationally renowned historians of art and of science seek to understand how objects become charged with significance without l Imagine a world without things. 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.
Schafferclippings A. At such junctures, certain things become objects of fascination, association, and endless consideration. At the same time, the sheer materiality of the Glass Flowers is fascinating. She argues that the appeal of the Glass Flowers is partly based on their chimerical nature; they are neither purely art nor purely science.
Daston is primarily concerned with how and why these objects have consistently attracted admirers—admirers who seem compelled to produce verbal descriptions lorrzine evaluations of the Glass Flowers.
Zack Anchors rated it liked it Jul 02, Thomas rated it it was amazing Jan 13, Other essays feature objects that are less conventional: Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words lorraihe world merge. Things That Talk is a collection of essays by art and science historians, writing in very different tones on a series of very different things: Aesthetics categorize this paper.