The Cultures of Collecting (Critical Views)

This book traces the psychology, history, and theory of the compulsion to collect. As well as institutional collections it considers those that reflect a fascination with the ephemeral, exotic, or just plain curious. [A] brilliant book . . . a good read. Analysis of the relationship of collecting to identity, memory, and pyschosexual development raises fascinating questions.mdash;The Modern Review [I]t is by challenging and expanding upon previous ideas and histories of collecting that the book offers ways of rethinking not only the nature of collecting but also the nature of museum practice.mdash;Art History  

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