Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance, by Joshua Glenn and Carol Hayes

“Is meaning discovered or invented?” Take a tour in this book of “an old fashioned wonder cabinet” of things and decide on your own view of this philosophic question.  Which thing of your own would you include in a collection such as this?

RATING: * * * A good read
Reviewed by: kh

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2 responses to “Taking Things Seriously: 75 Objects with Unexpected Significance, by Joshua Glenn and Carol Hayes

  1. Thank you, Newton Library!

  2. WNYC put together a photo project related to the book. WNYC’s “The Leonard Lopate Show” is inviting people to post photos of personally meaningful objects and the stories related to them to the “Taking Things Seriously” Flickr feed:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/seriousobjects

    Lopate talked about the most interesting submissions on-air on Dec. 21. You can listen to the discussion here.