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The Resource The art of objects : the birth of Italian industrial culture, 1878-1928, Luca Cottini

The art of objects : the birth of Italian industrial culture, 1878-1928, Luca Cottini

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The art of objects : the birth of Italian industrial culture, 1878-1928
Title
The art of objects
Title remainder
the birth of Italian industrial culture, 1878-1928
Statement of responsibility
Luca Cottini
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Presenting a cultural history of early Italian industrialism, The Art of Objects is a cutting-edge investigation of Italy's industrial culture at the turn of the 20th century, set against the political, social, and intellectual background of post-unification Italy. By adopting the unusual perspective of several objects of mass consumption, from watches, photographs, and gramophones, to toys, and furniture items, author Luca Cottini examines the transformation of these objects as they enter the market from commercial items into aesthetic and philosophical icons. By focusing on the objects' unique position at the intersection of production and consumption, art and entrepreneurship, The Art of Objects offers a more comprehensive account of the age between the Risorgimento and Fascism, encompassing the masses and the intellectual elite, technology and society, industry and the humanistic tradition. The observation of the slow formation of new languages, forms, practices, and experiences around these objects also provides an early documentation of the creative laboratory of Italy's industrial culture. Through close examination of the cultural significance of these objects as they appear in contemporary art and literature, the book ultimately investigates Italy's critical reception of industrialism, the nation's so-called "imperfect" modernization, and its ongoing quest for an original way to modernity."--
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Cottini, Luca
Dewey number
338.40945
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Industries
  • Industries
  • Industrial arts
  • Industrial arts
Label
The art of objects : the birth of Italian industrial culture, 1878-1928, Luca Cottini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Bicycles and the moving body of the nation
  • 5.
  • Gramophones, radio, and the new languages of sound
  • 6.
  • Cigarettes and smoke: the modern lightness of being
  • 7.
  • Toys, clothes, furniture, and the aesthetic power of play
  • 8.
  • The industrial laboratory of Italian modernity
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • At the origin of Italian industrialism
  • 2.
  • Timepieces and Italian modern times
  • 3.
  • Industrial photographs and the fictional vision
  • 4.
Control code
on1029778756
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 289 pages, 24 numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781487502836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1029778756
Label
The art of objects : the birth of Italian industrial culture, 1878-1928, Luca Cottini
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Bicycles and the moving body of the nation
  • 5.
  • Gramophones, radio, and the new languages of sound
  • 6.
  • Cigarettes and smoke: the modern lightness of being
  • 7.
  • Toys, clothes, furniture, and the aesthetic power of play
  • 8.
  • The industrial laboratory of Italian modernity
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • At the origin of Italian industrialism
  • 2.
  • Timepieces and Italian modern times
  • 3.
  • Industrial photographs and the fictional vision
  • 4.
Control code
on1029778756
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 289 pages, 24 numbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781487502836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1029778756

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