Making: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art and Architecture (Paperback)
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Short Description for Making Takes a fresh approach to the study of four related disciplines: anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. This title argues that these four disciplines are concerned with exploring, interpreting and describing the worlds we inhabit and the ways we perceive them.
- Published: 10 May 2013
- Format: Paperback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780415567237 ISBN 10: 0415567238
- Sales rank: 71,535
Full description for Making
Making creates knowledge, builds environments and transforms lives. Anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture are all ways of making, and all are dedicated to exploring the conditions and potentials of human life. In this exciting book, Tim Ingold ties the four disciplines together in a way that has never been attempted before. In a radical departure from conventional studies that treat art and architecture as compendia of objects for analysis, Ingold proposes an anthropology and archaeology not of but with art and architecture. He advocates a way of thinking through making in which sentient practitioners and active materials continually answer to, or 'correspond', with one another in the generation of form. Making offers a series of profound reflections on what it means to create things, on materials and form, the meaning of design, landscape perception, animate life, personal knowledge and the work of the hand. It draws on examples and experiments ranging from prehistoric stone tool-making to the building of medieval cathedrals, from round mounds to monuments, from flying kites to winding string, from drawing to writing. The book will appeal to students and practitioners alike, with interests in social and cultural anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art and design, visual studies and material culture.