On Collecting: An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition by Susan PearceOn Collecting: An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition by Susan Pearce

On Collecting: An Investigation into Collecting in the European Tradition

bySusan PearceEditorSusan Pearce

Paperback | September 15, 1999

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On Collectingexamines the nature of collecting both in Europe and among people living within the European tradition elsewhere.
Susan Pearce looks at the way we collect and what this tells us about ourselves and our society. She also explores the psychology of collecting: why do we bestow value on certain objects and how does this add meaning to our lives? Do men and women collect differently? How do we use objects to construct our identity?
This book breaks new ground in its analysis of our relationship to the material world.
Title:On Collecting: An Investigation into Collecting in the European TraditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:September 15, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415075610

ISBN - 13:9780415075619

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The simplest things sometimes tell us the most about who we are as individuals and as a society. Susan Pearce takes a unique approach to this idea by examining why people collect things, whether it’s baseball cards or rocks. On Collecting shows how our collections are actually an attempt to make sense of the world. This is a delightful and revealing discovery to read, making our collections much more precious.