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CABINET 53: STONES. Sina Najafi. Cabinet Books, New York, 2014. Distributed by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 112 pp. with 100 ills. (70 col.). 19 x 24 cm. ISBN 9781932698619 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: The Stone Age is not over! Whether nestled in a dark corner of the gall bladder or hurtling toward us at fearsome speeds from the Kuyper Belt, whether yielding to the sculptor_s delicate chisel or used to decorate the human body, stones continue be an integral part of sociopolitical economies. Cabinet 53, with a special section on "Stones," features an interview with Robert Proctor on the establishment in the nineteenth century of the now-familiar scale used to value gemstones and the rise of the once-lowly diamond; Brooke Holmes on stones in love; Hugh Raffles on the history of the London Stone; and Richard Klein on the anthropomorphic erratics of Fairfield County, Conneticut. Elsewhere in the issue, Steve Rowell_s annotated map of Washington, DC_s influential think tanks, political action committees and lobbying groups; Jude Stewart on the color crimson; and Katherine Hunt on the influence that "change-ringing," a complex mode of church bell ringing devised in England, had on seventeenth-century mathematics and linguistics.
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Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 811633
Paperbound $12.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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