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⇂ free A History of the World in 100 Objects ↲ Kindle Ebook By Neil MacGregor − ⇂ free A History of the World in 100 Objects ↲ Kindle Ebook By Neil MacGregor − Best Books of the Month, November 2011 In A History of the World in 100 Objects, Neal MacGregor, director of the British Museum, takes readers on a tour of the world by way of its material goods From everyday items such as pots, utensils, and money to valuables such as art and jewelry, MacGregor shows that the things humans have left behind are often as rich and informative as written texts Whether its a strange and unique object like a throne made of rifles from Mozambique or a medieval German crystal, or a familiar one like a sculpture of the head of Augustus or Hokusai s painting The Great Wave, MacGregor skillfully weaves each one into the fabric of the society that it came from In that sense, the book is much than a museum catalog it s a hundred keyhole views into a hundred different societies from around the world and throughout history.Praise for A History of the World in 100 Objects A beautiful and absorbing book, a visual history of humanity filled with equally fascinating objects, some famous, some not, nearly all of them intimate, telling and strange.Dwight Garner, The New York TimesSpotlighting artworks, artifacts and documents from the British Museums vast collections, Neil MacGregorthe museums directorbrilliantly elucidates and connects items ranging from Zhou Dynasty bronze vessels to Victorian tea sets, from the Rosetta Stone to etchings by David Hockney, from pieces of eight to the modern credit card Traversing continents, cultures and epochs with perfect aplomb, it is ultimately a defense of why the universal museum remains a vital institution in today s world This is an enthralling and profoundly humane book that every civilized person should read.Jonathan Lopez, Wall Street JournalA brave and original undertaking Each of the sections has something interesting to say, and prior knowledge of a given topic does not prevent us from gathering new insights from the text and the illustrations, and new angles of vision Some of the images scattered through the book are so astonishing and so far from our usual perceptions that I dont think I will ever forget them MacGregor writes with energy and flair, and this is an entertaining and informative book.Jonathan Spence, The New York Review of BooksArresting This beautifully illustrated book demonstrates how much we can learn about past societies from the things they have left behind British Museum director MacGregor provides insightful commentaries on each of the objects in an appealing, conversational style A book to savor, full of information and surprises. Kirkus ReviewsMacGregor has done to capture the magic and importance of history than any number of academic monographs We are swept from Africa 2 million years ago to the dawn of the 21st century on a whistle stop tour that avoids most of the obvious destinations but still feels enormously satisfying. Sunday Times, History book of the YearBound to be a popular present this Christmas Everyone knows about the sculptures from the Parthenon but I was amazed by the boggle eyed monster carved into the base of a wooden stool that once belonged to a chieftain of the largely forgotten Taino people of the Caribbean, who gave us words such as hurricane, barbecue, hammock and tobacco Erudite and entertaining, monumental yet relaxed. The Telegraph, Best book of the YearThe most enlightening book of recent times The IndependentWonderful The swirl and sweep of his story transports us to every corner of the globe, and illustrates how different cultures have always communicated, traded, and fought with one another.Tom Holland, The ObserverMarvelous brilliant, engagingly written, deeply researched.Mary Beard, The GuardianThe style is authentic, personal and humorous MacGregor demonstrates the power of objects to recover the place in history of lost civilisations.Andrew Roberts, Financial TimesNone could have imagined quite how the radio series would permeate the national consciousness Well over 12.5 million podcasts have been downloaded since the first programme and than 550 museums around Britain have launched similar series featuring local history MacGregors voice comes through as distinctively as it did on radio and his arguments about the interconnectedness of disparate societies through the ages are all the 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    • A History of the World in 100 Objects
    • 4.1
    • 329
    • Hardcover
    • 736 pages
    • Neil MacGregor
    • English
    • 16 July 2017

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