A/The A brief applied experiment in the pluralities of plurality.
The shifts towards plurality acknowledged in the title of the 2010 book: A History of The World in 100 Objects in many ways reflects the contemporary interpretation of plurality. History is increasingly accepted to have many authors, yet the world that such histories exists within is still largely viewed to be an anthropocentric absolute. Perhaps a more suitable title, and indeed curatorial endeavour, for the 21st century would be A History of A World in...
"Of course it could only ever be A history of the world, but it would still try to be a history to which The world had in some measure contributed."
- Neil MacGregor, Preface to A History of the World in 100 Objects.
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