This groundbreaking book examines the relationship between the development of the consumer society and the rise of collecting by individuals and institutions. Rusell Belk considers how and why people collect, as individuals, corporations and museums, and the impact this collecting has on us and our culture.
Collecting in a Consumer Society outlines the history of museum collecting from ancient civilizations to the present. It also looks at aspects of consumer culture - advertizing, department stores, mass merchandizing, consumer desires, and how this relates to the activity of collecting.
Collecting in a Consumer Society is the first book to focus on collecting as material consumption. This is a provocative and engaging book, essential reading for anyone involved with the process of collecting.
This title features 19 designs which go beyond the basics of traditional friendship bracelets. It features step-by-step instructions and diagrams that is suitable for beginners. It includes a 'general instructions' section on knots and finishing. Friendship bracelets aren't just for kids anymore! The 19 designs in Friendship Bracelets Beyond the Basics show how easy it is to go beyond the basics of those knotted bracelet styles you love. Each one sparkles with beads, charms or special techniques. General instructions for knots and basic jewelry-making are included.
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