Extreme CollectingExtreme Collecting



'What to Collect in Africa Today'. Paper presented at the AHRC Extreme Collecting seminar series, workshop 4, 31 March, British Museum. Gell, A. 1996. 'Vogel's Net: Traps as Artworks and Artworks as Traps', Journal of Material Culture ...

Author: Graeme Were

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857453648

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By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human remains, mass produced objects and illicitly traded antiquities. The aim is to apply a critical approach to the rigidity of museums in maintaining essentially nineteenth-century ideas of collecting; and to move towards identifying priorities for collection policies in museums, which are inclusive of acquiring 'difficult' objects. Much of the book engages with the question of the limits to the practice of collecting as a means to think through the implementation of new strategies.

Extreme CollectingExtreme Collecting



By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the ...

Author: Graeme Were

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857453631

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Page: 238

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By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human remains, mass produced objects and illicitly traded antiquities. The aim is to apply a critical approach to the rigidity of museums in maintaining essentially nineteenth-century ideas of collecting; and to move towards identifying priorities for collection policies in museums, which are inclusive of acquiring 'difficult' objects. Much of the book engages with the question of the limits to the practice of collecting as a means to think through the implementation of new strategies.

Living Above the Clouds A Collection of Extreme Adventurous Short StoriesLiving Above the Clouds A Collection of Extreme Adventurous Short Stories



As far as gear goes, it is going to take a major switch in the specialized gear that I'll need for extremely cold temperatures ... I will have a combination of low activity of riding horses to extreme physical exertion at high altitude.

Author: Richard W. Gourash

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483472881

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From a young boy growing up on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Richard W. Gourash’s travels have taken him from plains to mountaintops, climbing some of the many steep ranges in North America. He’s been through the Western United States, Alaska, and Northern Canada—through some of the most rugged mountains of the northern hemisphere. In Living Above the Clouds, he shares a collection of adventure short stories that detail his excursions to the most extreme, dangerous, and remote situations in the world. From his first western big game trip to Colorado to hunt elk and mule deer, to looking for Fannin rams in the Yukon Territory, Gourash sketches the details and adds vivid descriptions to paint a visual as he marches through time. The narratives included in Living Above the Clouds conveys Gourash’s deep passion for the outdoors and the challenges nature presents. It inspires others to go the extra mile, climb higher, and take on challenges, to realize their own dreams of adventure.

The Collector MentalityThe Collector Mentality



The perspectives of the author, who is a self-confessed collector and those of other collectors as well as one hoarder provide a balanced analysis of the interiority of the subject covered by this book.

Author: Eric Anton Kreuter

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 1536125997

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The collector is a pseudo sub-species of human who endeavours to amass items for building wealth, in the pursuit of a hobby or, in extreme cases, as a part of pathological hoarding behaviour. The extreme collector expands what could be considered normal boundaries in terms of using financial resources, encroachment of communal space in a shared home environment, or in the way they go about locating new items to acquire. The hoarder takes collecting to the next, even more extreme level, where the array or items gathered becomes arguably and uncontrollably massive enough to bring the hoarder much criticism from others, usually in the psychological sense. In comparison to the modern collector of things, the hunter-gatherer communities primarily from primitive times, but even today in remote parts of the world followed their collecting behaviour solely for their survival since agriculture and farming had not yet been invented. We refer to these people as foragers. The increasingly rare communities that follow a foraging lifestyle actually exist in the present day, albeit in isolated areas of the world with decreasing land mass; they collect what they need, experiencing increased difficulty in protecting their coveted anonymity. Even when they cross paths with members of modern society, they shun interaction and may even threaten warfare. Modern foraging communities have no immunity to modern diseases, making contact with modern humans threatening to their health and survival. The mindset of todays collector can be compared to that of the primitive foragers as a way of drawing a link between their behaviour and impulses to those of modern humans, suggesting a possible genetic link. In doing so, the psychodynamic aspects of the collector in modern times can be better understood through the anthropological lens. With this connection, therapists can more deeply understand and appreciate the thought process of the modern collector and maybe even that of the hoarder. Families of collectors and hoarders and even the folks collecting and hoarding themselves can evaluate their lifestyle, habits, impulses and drives more deeply, affording them a practical and humanistic view of themselves. The perspectives of the author, who is a self-confessed collector and those of other collectors as well as one hoarder provide a balanced analysis of the interiority of the subject covered by this book. A walkthrough of various types of collections is included along with an illustrative of the thesis. Part of the authors collection of mineral spheres is included in an appendix to provide the reader with a first-hand view of one type of collection. What is hopefully clear to the reader is that the mindset of the collector should not be quickly judged, but carefully evaluated and the collector or hoarder is encouraged to keep an open mind, embracing a new conceptual understanding of the actions they take in pursuit of their passion or obsession. The topic of mental illness is covered to allow for the potential for judgment of the behaviour to be understood for potential treatment protocols. Caution, however, is encouraged with regard to treatment as not every person considered obsessed with their passion is willing to acknowledge their excessive conduct or even would agree their behaviour reaches an obsessive level. Accordingly, treatment as we may think of the word as necessarily leading to reform or reduction in impact may not be possible even with greater insight. Still, we must find a balance between respecting someones chosen lifestyle and suggesting a balanced approach to life that considers not only the person, but those around them as well.

Bibliotheca Excellentissima Being an Extremely Choice and Valuable Collection of Books Including the Major Portion of the Library and Prints of the Late Robert Lenox KennedyBibliotheca Excellentissima Being an Extremely Choice and Valuable Collection of Books Including the Major Portion of the Library and Prints of the Late Robert Lenox Kennedy



The collection of bindings is simply magnificent . Among those belonging to historical and monarchical personages are - an " Aulus Gellius , " marked with the devices and monogram of Henri II . of France and Diana of Poitiers ; Charles ...

Author: Robert Lenox Kennedy

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044080259872

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Page: 235

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Handbook to the special loan collection of Scientific Apparatus 1876Handbook to the special loan collection of Scientific Apparatus 1876



The laws of these two motions are identical , but they are so timed , that each is at its extreme position when the other is crossing the centre . An oscillation of this kind is called a simple harmonic motion ; the name is due to Sir ...

Author: Victoria and Albert Museum

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ISBN: BL:A0024359235

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Page: 339

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Life on a Mediaeval BaronyLife on a Mediaeval Barony



[116] The extreme difficulty of collecting loans made to powerful seigneurs went far to explain these astonishing rates of interest. The chances of an unfriended Jew being unable to collect any part of his loan were extremely great.

Author: William Stearns Davis

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748117643

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Page: 454

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This book describes the life of the Feudal Ages in terms of the concrete. The discussions center around a certain seigneury of St. Aliquis. If no such barony is easily identifiable, at least there were several hundred second-grade fiefs scattered over western Christendom which were in essential particulars extremely like it, and its Baron Conon and his associates were typical of many similar individuals, a little worse or a little better, who abounded in the days of Philip Augustus. No custom is described which does not seem fairly characteristic of the general period. To focus the picture a specific region, northern France, and a specific year, A.D. 1220, have been selected. Not many matters have been mentioned, however, which were not more or less common to contemporaneous England and Germany; nor have many usages been explained which would not frequently have been found as early as A.D. 1100 or as late as 1300. Northern France was par excellence the homeland of Feudalism and hardly less so of Chivalry, while by general consent the years around 1220 mark one of the great turning epochs of the Middle Ages. We are at the time of the development of French kingship under Philip Augustus, of the climax and the beginning of the waning of the crusading spirit, of the highest development of Gothic architecture, of the full blossoming of the popular Romance literature, and of the beginning of the entirely dissimilar, but even more important, Friar movement. To make the life of the Middle Ages live again in its pageantry and its squalor, its superstition and its triumph of Christian art and love, is the object of this study. Many times has the author been reminded of the intense contrasts between sublime good and extreme evil everywhere apparent in the Feudal Epoch. With every effort at impartiality, whether praising or condemning, it is dangerously easy to write in superlatives.

Keep Away from the Windows the Complete CollectionKeep Away from the Windows the Complete Collection



Sort horror and sci-fi stories that cover numerous different subjects and genres. Written with a social conscience, these relatable stories often reflect the horrors of the modern day world we live in.

Author: Martin McGregor

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1521221987

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Page: 302

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A complete collectors edition of Keep Away From The Windows Volumes 1, 2 & 3. Sort horror and sci-fi stories that cover numerous different subjects and genres. Written with a social conscience, these relatable stories often reflect the horrors of the modern day world we live in.

Catalogue of the Works of Art Forming the Collection of Robert Napier of West Shandon DumbartonshireCatalogue of the Works of Art Forming the Collection of Robert Napier of West Shandon Dumbartonshire



From Mr. Pilgrim's Collection . ... On the right is a large merchant - ship with her stern towards the land ; the displays a tricoloured Aag , on which is inscribed “ Lud Back ; " on the extreme left is a three - decker hulk at her ...

Author: NAPIER (Robert)

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082218326

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Page: 326

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Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the Collection of the British MuseumCatalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum



Abdomen black above , yellow beneath , on the middle of the basal segment and at the base of the second and third a transverse yellow band , scarcely visible at the base of the fourth segment , the extreme apex yellow . Hab . Mexico .

Author: Frederick Smith

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10308895

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The Waverly Novels Complete Collection 26 Books in One Volume Illustrated Edition The Waverly Novels Complete Collection 26 Books in One Volume Illustrated Edition



But I warn you, that, considering her ardent temper, you must let your experience keep guard over her as well as yourself, for the specimen of yesterday may serve to show her extreme thoughtlessness and neglect of decorum.

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026840305

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Page: 2858

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Waverly Novels - Complete Collection: 26 Books in One Volume (Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: Famous Authors on Scott SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J.G. Lockhart Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

The Federalist a Collection of Essays Written in Favor of the New Constitution as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention September 17 1787The Federalist a Collection of Essays Written in Favor of the New Constitution as Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention September 17 1787



So far as these observations tend to inculcate a danger of the import duties being extended to an injurious extreme , it may be observed , conformably to a remark made in another part of these papers , that the interest of the revenue ...

Author: Henry Barton Dawson

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ISBN: WISC:89005692959

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Page: 615

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CollectionsCollections



To fit the mission of the collection, the materials must satisfy three basic requirements: the items must be from the United States, be political in nature, and fall into the category of extreme thought — mainstream material is not ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015062067429

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A Collection of Articles on Double Star ObservationsA Collection of Articles on Double Star Observations



I have lately made a set of measures of this even approximately , of its extreme dimensions . In the paper singular object from Merope with the 36 inch Equatorial . | referred to Mr. Barnard estimated it as about 30 " in diaThe nebula ...

Author: Sherburne Wesley Burnham

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105019759153

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Cultvars of Woody PlantsCultvars of Woody Plants



... UK Forsythia suspensa var. fortunei 'Variegata' ('Aurea'?, 'Aureovariegata') lc: variegated yellow. Krussman calls it ugly fq: sparsely flowered, only a novelty for the most extreme collector ns: one clone sold as ...

Author: Laurence C. Hatch

Publisher: Laurence Hatch Press

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Hatch's Cultivars of Woody Plants has been developed over 35 years by leading horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and now covers more than 2100 pages. It is the largest encyclopedia of ornamental, landscape tree, shrub, and vine varieties, most described in detail with their history, nomenclature, and landscape uses discussed. Numerous high-resolution digital images accompany the entries. This volume covers 115 Fagus (beech) and 190 Ginkgo cultivars including other major genera like Fraxinus, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Fatsia, Fargesia, Gymnocladus, Ficus, Gletiscia, and Genista.

Hunters CollectorsHunters Collectors



Tune to the extreme upper right of the Adult/Male quadrant – as I discovered for a fundamentally disturbing few seconds before I could smash my palm against the off button – and you get fullfrontal eyeassaulted by a microbudget adult ...

Author: M. Suddain

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448130917

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Page: 512

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John Tamberlain is The Tomahawk, the universe’s most feared food critic – though he himself prefers the term ‘forensic gastronomer’. He’s on a quest, in search of the much-storied Hotel Grand Skies, a secretive and exclusive haven where the rich and famous retreat to bask in perfect seclusion. A place where the waiters know their fish knife from their butter knife, their carotid from their subclavian artery, and are trained to enforce the house rules with brutal efficiency. Blurring the lines between detective story, horror and sci-fi, Hunters & Collectors is a mesmeric trip into the singular imagination of M. Suddain – a freewheeling talent whose poise, invention and sensational sentences have already earned him comparisons to Vonnegut, Pynchon and Douglas Adams.