Wallpaper* has posted a brief piece and the trailer for Gary Hustwit’s second film Objectified. Watching it again, there is a a striking resemblance between those initial “reactions” or questions and Charles Montgomery’s “Fourteen Points of Connoisseurship.” Essentially, these are a more nuanced set of questions from the typical who, what, why, and where. They deal with material, and in the case of Objectified even with perceptions of cost. The film may focus on industrial design, but it is important to note the thinking follows a clear continuum in the treatment of objects by scholars and collectors for generations.
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