Engaging Smithsonian Objects Through Science, History and the Arts

Arnoldi, Mary Jo

Published by Smithsonian Books
ISBN 10: 1935623168 / ISBN 13: 9781935623168
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

BIC Classification: GM; JFCD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Weight in Grams: 567. . 2016. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis: How do we come to know the world around us? What about worlds apart from our own?outer space, distant cultures, or even long-past eras of history? Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts explores these questions and suggests an answer: we come to know our world and worlds apart through the objects that represent them.

Objects are a window, and by looking through them we can learn and understand more about the people who made them and the time and place they came from. In the pursuit of this understanding museums are invaluable; they are repositories not just of things but also of past, present, and future knowledge.  

Engaging Smithsonian Objects puts these ideas into practice, using objects to bring us to new knowledge and showing how museums support us in the endeavor. The book is organized around ten objects from the Smithsonian?s vast collections. Some of the objects are iconic?the Ruby Slippers from the The Wizard of Oz or three Stradivarius string instruments ?while others are more ordinary, though no less interesting?an Iron Lung or a Hawaiian gourd drum. Two different authors with expertise in different academic disciplines write about each object from their unique professional and personal perspective. Both the authors and the ten featured objects represent a range of academic disciplines, from art to anthropology to geology. Taken together, the twenty essays in the book demonstrate just how much we can learn from objects by considering their kaleidoscopic meaning and significance from a variety of viewpoints.

The book?s interdisciplinary engagement with objects was inspired by the Smithsonian Material Culture Forum, now in its twenty-sixth year. For students of material culture and museum studies, this book illustrates the vitality and value of exploring material culture through the lens of intersecting disciplinary perspectives. For students of curiosity and lifelong learning, this book offers a lively and thoughtful look into the Smithsonian?s collection and the many vibrant worlds it represents. Richly illustrated with color plates and photographs throughout, Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts is a beautiful and stimulating answer to the question, ?How do we know our world, and how can we know more??

About the Author: Mary Jo Arnoldi is the curator of African Ethnology and Arts at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. She has conducted research in West Africa since 1978 and her many publications on African material culture include  numerous articles on the museum?s historic African collections and its African exhibitions.  She co-curated the exhibitions  African Voices, the museum?s permanent African exhibition (2000);  From Timbuctu to Washington (Mali Program) at Smithsonian Folklife Festival (2003); and  Mud Masons of Mali; and produced the film  Mud Masons of Djenné (2013)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Engaging Smithsonian Objects Through Science...
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97819356231680000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Fine. 1935623168 *LIKE NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI21FI494003

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
18.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1935623168 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122006870

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Arnoldi, Mary Jo (edt)
ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 24797565-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.11
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mary Jo Arnoldi
Published by Smithsonian Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
New Quantity Available: 7
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smithsonian Books, 2016. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CW-9781935623168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

ARNOLDI, MARY JO
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1935623168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mary Jo Arnoldi
Published by Smithsonian Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smithsonian Books, 2016. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781935623168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
21.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.19
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Published by Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1935623168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mary Jo Arnoldi
Published by Smithsonian Books, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smithsonian Books, United States, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 254 x 203 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. How do we come to know the world around us? What about worlds apart from our own outer space, distant cultures, or even long-past eras of history? Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts explores these questions and suggests an answer: we come to know our world and worlds apart through the objects that represent them. Objects are a window, and by looking through them we can learn and understand more about the people who made them and the time and place they came from. In the pursuit of this understanding museums are invaluable; they are repositories not just of things but also of past, present, and future knowledge. Engaging Smithsonian Objects puts these ideas into practice, using objects to bring us to new knowledge and showing how museums support us in the endeavor. The book is organized around ten objects from the Smithsonian s vast collections. Some of the objects are iconic the Ruby Slippers from the The Wizard of Oz or three Stradivarius string instruments while others are more ordinary, though no less interesting an Iron Lung or a Hawaiian gourd drum. Two different authors with expertise in different academic disciplines write about each object from their unique professional and personal perspective. Both the authors and the ten featured objects represent a range of academic disciplines, from art to anthropology to geology. Taken together, the twenty essays in the book demonstrate just how much we can learn from objects by considering their kaleidoscopic meaning and significance from a variety of viewpoints. The book s interdisciplinary engagement with objects was inspired by the Smithsonian Material Culture Forum, now in its twenty-sixth year. For students of material culture and museum studies, this book illustrates the vitality and value of exploring material culture through the lens of intersecting disciplinary perspectives. For students of curiosity and lifelong learning, this book offers a lively and thoughtful look into the Smithsonian s collection and the many vibrant worlds it represents. Richly illustrated with color plates and photographs throughout, Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts is a beautiful and stimulating answer to the question, How do we know our world, and how can we know more?. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9781935623168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mary Jo Arnoldi
Published by Smithsonian Books, United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 1935623168 ISBN 13: 9781935623168
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Smithsonian Books, United States, 2016. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 254 x 203 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. How do we come to know the world around us? What about worlds apart from our own outer space, distant cultures, or even long-past eras of history? Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts explores these questions and suggests an answer: we come to know our world and worlds apart through the objects that represent them. Objects are a window, and by looking through them we can learn and understand more about the people who made them and the time and place they came from. In the pursuit of this understanding museums are invaluable; they are repositories not just of things but also of past, present, and future knowledge. Engaging Smithsonian Objects puts these ideas into practice, using objects to bring us to new knowledge and showing how museums support us in the endeavor. The book is organized around ten objects from the Smithsonian s vast collections. Some of the objects are iconic the Ruby Slippers from the The Wizard of Oz or three Stradivarius string instruments while others are more ordinary, though no less interesting an Iron Lung or a Hawaiian gourd drum. Two different authors with expertise in different academic disciplines write about each object from their unique professional and personal perspective. Both the authors and the ten featured objects represent a range of academic disciplines, from art to anthropology to geology. Taken together, the twenty essays in the book demonstrate just how much we can learn from objects by considering their kaleidoscopic meaning and significance from a variety of viewpoints. The book s interdisciplinary engagement with objects was inspired by the Smithsonian Material Culture Forum, now in its twenty-sixth year. For students of material culture and museum studies, this book illustrates the vitality and value of exploring material culture through the lens of intersecting disciplinary perspectives. For students of curiosity and lifelong learning, this book offers a lively and thoughtful look into the Smithsonian s collection and the many vibrant worlds it represents. Richly illustrated with color plates and photographs throughout, Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts is a beautiful and stimulating answer to the question, How do we know our world, and how can we know more?. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781935623168

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
26.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 11 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book