Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian (November 30, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 11.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1663645
Format: PDF Text TXT ebook
The extraordinary companion to the British Museum's 250th anniversary exhibition.Opened in 1753 as the world's first public museum, the British Museum epitomized the Age of Enlightenment's dream of a rational universe. Indeed, in many ways the museum was the age's most potent instrument: the incarnation of a world that could be parsed, classified, and comprehended through the physical observation of objects, all in the name of reason, progress, a...