LA STORIA DEL MONDO IN 100 OGGETTI
BY NEIL MACGREGOR
FOR ADELPHI EDIZIONI
This book is the result of a successful radio program, broadcast by the BBC three years ago and presented by the same author: Neil MacGregor. Each of the 100 episodes, lasting a quarter of an hour, was dedicated to a stage in the history of human civilization, interpreted through the circumstantial evidence left by a more or less unique object which came from the collections of the British Museum: a cutting stone abandoned in Tanzania two million years ago, or an Islamic credit card issued in 2009. MacGregor’s broadcasts were combined with the opinions of numerous experts, scholars and artists. The great success of the broadcasts, which became a real phenomenon in the UK - each episode was followed by intense discussions in all the media, and even bets on which would be the next object to be discussed - encouraged MacGregor to turn his project into a book. The History of the World in 100 Objects is a versatile object which in itself is representative of an era: it can be viewed as an encyclopedia, read like a novel, or maybe visited as a Wunderkammer, a personal portable museum in which one can go from one room to another. Following the connections that the book recommends from time to time, or instead creating other connections through space and time, it is perfectly possible to be captured by a game of cross-references and reflections, even going so far as to see the present all around us through different eyes.
LA STORIA DEL MONDO IN 100 OGGETTI
by Neil MacGregor
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Name
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS
Type
Book
publisher
ADELPHI EDIZONI
author
NEIL MACGREGOR
translation
Marco Sartori
edited by
MATTEO CODIGNOLA, SIMONA SOLLAI
format
16,5 x 24,5 cm - 706 pp
printer
LEGATORIA EDITORIALE GIOVANNI OLIVOTTO L.E.G.O., VICENZA
notes
A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 100 OBJECTS (© THE TRUSTEES OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND THE BBC, 2010)
The History of the World in 100 Objects logo is a trade mark of the British Broadcasting Corporation and the British Museum and is used under licence.
The History of the World in 100 Objects logo © 2009
First published in Great Britain in the English language by Penguin Books Ltd.
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