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The Resource Dirt : the filthy reality of everyday life, Rosie Cox ... [et al.]

Dirt : the filthy reality of everyday life, Rosie Cox ... [et al.]

Label
Dirt : the filthy reality of everyday life
Title
Dirt
Title remainder
the filthy reality of everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Rosie Cox ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Dirt' reveals the fascinating world of filth that remains one of the very last taboos. Our major new exhibition takes a closer look at something that surrounds us but that we are often reluctant to confront. 'Dirt' travels across centuries and continents to explore our ambivalent relationship with dirt. Bringing together around 200 artefacts spanning visual art, documentary photography, cultural ephemera, scientific artefacts, film and literature, the exhibition uncovers a rich history of disgust and delight in the grimy truths and dirty secrets of our past, and points to the uncertain future of filth, which poses a significant risk to our health but is also vital to our existence. Following anthropologist Mary Douglas's observation that dirt is 'matter out of place', the exhibition introduces six very different places as a starting point for exploring attitudes towards dirt and cleanliness: a home in 17th-century Delft in Holland, a street in Victorian London, a hospital in Glasgow in the 1860s, a museum in Dresden in the early 20th century, a community in present day New Delhi and a New York landfill site in 2030. Highlights include paintings by Pieter de Hooch, the earliest sketches of bacteria, John Snow's 'ghost map' of cholera, beautifully crafted delftware, Joseph Lister's scientific paraphernalia and a wide range of contemporary art, from Igor Eskinja's dust carpet, Susan Collis's bejewelled broom and James Croak's dirt window, to video pieces by Bruce Nauman and Mierle Ukeles and a specially commissioned work by Serena Korda
Cataloging source
NLM
Dewey number
363.72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA427
LC item number
.D57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
NLM call number
QT 28
NLM item number
D599 2011
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  • Cox, Rosie
  • Wellcome Collection
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  • Sanitation
  • Human beings
  • Soap
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Ausstellung
Label
Dirt : the filthy reality of everyday life, Rosie Cox ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Issued to coincide with the DIRT exhibition at Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London from 24 March - 31 August 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-212)
Contents
Evacuation, repair & beautification: dirt and the body / Virginia Smith -- Dishing the dirt: dirt in the home / Rosie Cox -- Crud Club: a graphic novel / Brian Ralph -- Leviticus be damned: dirt in the community / Elizabeth Pisani -- The blue girl: dirt in the city / Rose George -- To love a landfill: dirt and the environment / Robin Nagle
Control code
ocn694228203
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 p. ;
Isbn
9781846684791
Other physical details
col. ill., ports., map
System control number
(OCoLC)694228203
Label
Dirt : the filthy reality of everyday life, Rosie Cox ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
Issued to coincide with the DIRT exhibition at Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London from 24 March - 31 August 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-212)
Contents
Evacuation, repair & beautification: dirt and the body / Virginia Smith -- Dishing the dirt: dirt in the home / Rosie Cox -- Crud Club: a graphic novel / Brian Ralph -- Leviticus be damned: dirt in the community / Elizabeth Pisani -- The blue girl: dirt in the city / Rose George -- To love a landfill: dirt and the environment / Robin Nagle
Control code
ocn694228203
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
216 p. ;
Isbn
9781846684791
Other physical details
col. ill., ports., map
System control number
(OCoLC)694228203

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