The Lives Of Objects

EditorTristram Hunt

Hardcover | March 3, 2020

The Lives Of Objects by Tristram Hunt
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Here, ten world-renowned curators from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London tell the story of ten of the most famous and curious objects acquired by the museum over its history. Among these are “Tipu’s Tiger,” an almost life-size wooden mechanical toy of a tiger mauling a European soldier; the “Great Bed of Ware,” a 10 1/2-foot-wide Elizabethan bed; and a “Shakespeare First Folio,” one of the few survivors of an estimated 750 that were originally printed. Learn too about collection building and how careful curation and fortuitous optimism drive and change museum priorities over time.
 
Tristram Hunt is director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. A former member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central, he is the author of several books on British history.  
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Title:The Lives Of ObjectsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 8.88 X 7.12 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.88 X 7.12 X 0.98 inPublished:March 3, 2020Publisher:V & A PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1851779728

ISBN - 13:9781851779727

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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