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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Other essays feature objects that are less conventional: Sign in Create an account. Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Galisonsoap bubbles S. Braun – – Philosophical Studies Without things, we would stop speaking; we would become as mute as things are alleged to be.

Though the cards seem random, they are carefully constructed and standardized. Kristie Miller – – Acta Analytica 23 1: Joseph Leo Koerner analyzes a 16th-century drawing by the artist Hieronymus Bosch; Antoine Picon considers the shifting meaning of the free-standing column in 18th-century French architecture; Caroline A.

Contains some really good essays about how things carry meaning. That materialist notion was formerly known as Idealism.


Jessica rated it liked it May 29, Imagine a world without things. Open Preview See a Problem? Rent from DeepDyve Recommend.


Want to Read saving…. Each of the nine evocative objects examined in this book had its historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Tqlk Schaffer – – In Lorraine Daston ed. Hardcoverpages. Historical Imagination and the Rhetoric of the Image. A good answer might be: Yet by the late s, arguments were made in favour of photographs as a form of direct evidence. She is the coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, Charlotte Tulinius rated it really liked it Dec 08, Neither the pure texts of semiotics nor the brute objects of positivism, these things are saturated with cultural significance.

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Melissa rated it it was amazing Dec 21, And, of course, a book about things deserves to have pictures of those things, not just prose describing them. According to him, since these diagnostic objects have talked back to the subject. Daston is primarily concerned with how dazton why these objects have consistently attracted admirers—admirers who seem compelled to produce verbal descriptions and evaluations of the Glass Flowers.


This book has such a compelling title, and is actually beautifully put thinggs the dadton, 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.

As a result, photographic images were increasingly accepted as eyewitness testimony, able to speak for themselves. Each object is revealed to be a node around which meanings accrete thickly.

Felicia Weiner rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Peter Galison – – In Lorraine Daston ed. Colin Marshall – – Philosophical Quarterly 63 In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Zack Anchors rated it liked it Jul 02, I think this was an interesting idea for a book also, but the essays were so short. The Third Dimension of Science.

Constructing Religion Without the Social: Dastonearly photographs used as judicial evidence J.

Soap Bubbles as Commodities in Classical Physics. Lists with This Book. Unlike wax, which is more amenable to mimicking natural forms, glass is impractical, fragile and impressively difficult to work with.