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ERIC Number: ED185987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Problem of the Artefact: Subject Limits of the Art Library.
Fawcett, Trevor
A new classification is needed which would not prejudge the boundaries of art, one that would bring together in one place the literature on every sort of material artefact, tool, and artwork, without distinction. Within this grand class of artefacts, the sub-arrangement would, as far as possible, respect the integrity of individual cultures. Only at the level of the culture or society would artefacts need to be evaluated on an art-tool axis, and it could be left to the individual art library or cooperative acquisitions network to decide how far along that axis it wished to proceed--at what point, that is, a category of artefact ceased to qualify as art. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (45th, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 27-September 1, 1979). Best copy available.