Museums of the Mind: German Modernity and the Dynamics of Collecting

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Museums of the Mind is the first book to explore the evolving relationship of collecting and the German literary imagination since the invention of the public museum. This study shows that in addition to redefining categories of art, history, and identity in modernity, the museum transforms the relationship between material objects and imaginative narratives. Using new categories, Peter McIsaac constructs a critical genealogy using key texts by Johann Goethe, Adalbert Stifter, Wilhelm Raabe, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ingeborg ...

Museums of the Mind: German Modernity and the Dynamics of Collecting 2013, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271058702

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Museums of the Mind: German Modernity and the Dynamics of Collecting 2007, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271029917

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