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Collecting And Historical Consciousnes

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This provocative book challenges long-held assumptions about the nature of historical consciousness in Germany. Susan A. Crane argues that the ever-more-elaborate preservation of the historical may actually reduce the likelihood that history can be experienced with the freshness and individuality characteristic of the early collectors and preservationists. Her book is both a study of the emergence in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Germany of a distinctively modem conception of historical consciousness, and a meditation on what was lost as historical thought became institutionalized and professionalized.

Public forms of remembering the past which are familiar today, such as historical museums and historical preservation, have surprisingly recent origins. In Germany, caring about the past took on these distinctively new forms after the Napoleonic wars. The Brothers Grimm gathered fairy tales and documented the origins of the German language. Historical preservationists collected documents and artifacts and organized the conservation of cathedrals and other historic buildings. Collectors formed historical societies and created Germany's historical museums. No single national consciousness emerged; instead, many groups used similar means to make different claims about what it meant to have a German past.


Design Basics

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A national bestseller, DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text easy for students to refer to while they work and giving instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. The authors provide diverse, two-dimensional visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures for all elements and principles of design. This updated edition features an exciting array of stunning new examples of painting, graphic design, architecture, and new media to help students recognize the language of design in everyday life. Icons throughout the book prompt students to access CourseMate, which provides studio art demonstrations, video interviews that provide insight into the creative process, interactive exercises that help students explore the foundations of art, and an interactive eBook.



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