Worlds in Miniature:Contemplating Miniaturisation in Global Material Culture

Davy, Jack and Dixon, Charlotte, eds. (2019) Worlds in Miniature:Contemplating Miniaturisation in Global Material Culture. UCL Press, London. ISBN 9781787356481

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Abstract

Miniatures – small objects that resemble larger ones in some form – are ubiquitous, produced and distributed by societies across almost every part of the world. Examples can be found in archaeological examinations of communities as far back as the earliest of human artistic cultures, and ethnographic assemblages worldwide. We find, and have found, them alluring, enticing and exciting. We are inevitably drawn by their haptic appeal, for there is an intrinsic desire to play with these tiny objects, to manipulate and rearrange them and to imagine ourselves, impossibly, inside or alongside them.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: miniaturisation,anthropology,archaeology,art,communication
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > American Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 12:30
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 23:41
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72369
DOI: 10.14324/111.10.14324/111.9781787356481

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