Material Culture Studies

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"As in totemism, we participate in each other as we participate in the object." —Sartre, Les jeux sont faits, 1943, and Norman O. Brown, Love's Body, 1966.

Some Essays on Material Culture

  • Jules David Prown. Artifacts as Evidence.

"Museums are engaged in an ongoing project, not always successfully, to conceal plebeian roots and some very crass commercialism. The harder they try, the more they ought to beware the visitor with sketchbook in hand." Read more about stories and Museums at the Emphemeral Landscape