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    DescriptionOrhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence in Istanbul is the culmination of decades of omnivorous collecting that seeks to capture the city of Pamuk's youth through everyday objects: The ephemera, bric-a-brac, and clutter that adheres to every life. These particular objects are intimately tied to The Museum of Innocence, Pamuk's novel of lost love, which lends its narrative structure to their arrangement in the museum. Eighty beautifully designed vitrines, or boxes, carry the visitor along the arc of the story, on a journey through time and space as well as into the mind of the collector himself, ambiguously identified with both Pamuk and his novel's lovelorn narrator. The Innocence of Objects, Pamuk's catalogue of his museum, explores the many meanings of this remarkable project. While it offers a rich visual guide to the exhibitions, it also allows Pamuk to write about things that matter deeply to him, including the psychology of the collector, the proper role of the museum, the uses of photography in modernising societies (illustrated with Pamuk's superb collection of haunting photographs and movie stills of old Istanbul) and of course the customs and traditions of his beloved Istanbul. The book's imagery is equally evocative, ranging from the pop ephemera that has become "collectible" throughout the chronically nostalgic developed world to the superb photographs of Turkish photographer Ara Guler. Combining compelling art and writing, The Innocence of Objects is an original work that will appeal to readers with a wide range of interests.


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    Title
    The Innocence of Objects
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Orhan Pamuk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 191 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781419704567
    ISBN 10: 1419704567
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AGC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    Ingram Theme: CULT/TURKEY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 36
    BISAC V2.8: ART059000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVT
    BISAC V2.8: ART006020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 069.0949618
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 069.094961/8
    LC classification: DR739.M37 P36 2012
    DC23: 708.949618
    BISAC region code: 1.6.6.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AGC, GLZ
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Abrams
    Publication date
    01 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Orhan Pamuk received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006. His books have been translated into 60 languages. He is the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.