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An observant eye :the Thoreau collection at the Concord Museum /David F. Wood.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Concord Museum (Concord, Mass.)
Wood, David F., 1950-
Publication
Concord, Mass. : Concord Museum
Date
c2006.
Description
159 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
This book has a two-part purpose. The first is to make the Concord Museum's unique collection of objects related to Henry Thoreau and his family better known. Many details of Thoreau's everyday life in Concord can be discerned in these objects, and for this reason alone they are well worth study. The second purpose is to explore the role that objects - including some of these very objects - played in Thoreau's intellectual life. This might, at first, seem like a contradiction; why should a self-proclaimed idealist care about objects at all? But Thoreau did care about objects, and paid a close and particular attention to them. He was distinctively aware of the ability objects have to communicate. In this, as in his approach to natural history, his thinking is remarkably current. -- Introduction.
Notes
Historic New England Honor Book, 2007.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0965414523 (alk. paper)
9780965414524 (alk. paper)
GUSN
242465
Call Number
Stacks PS3053.W59 2006
Other People and Orgs
Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
Descriptive terms
Museums.

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