Object Lessons: Finding Information in Things
Material culture and the study of decorative arts are predicated on the notion that information may be drawn from the close examination of material things. Object Lessons: Finding Information in Things is a historical and pedagogical project that developed out of Sarah Carter’s book project on the history of object lessons. The project encompasses the development of a methodology that helps students advance interpretations of material things rooted in physical evidence and encompassing both metaphor and historical context. This video suggests how a Chipstone Object Lesson may unfold.