The Irreplaceable Books of John Cawte Beaglehole

By Dan Scudder.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

John Cawte Beaglehole (1901-1971) is a renowned New Zealand historian who left behind masses of correspondence, notes, and artifacts. These records reveal a special relationship between Beaglehole and his library of books. Specific examples and his personal insights reveal how books inspired and expressed Beaglehole emotionally. In this Paper I will relay how books connected emotionally with Beaglehole, while also exploring the unique emotional potential of books.

Keywords: J.C. Beaglehole, Archive, Emotion

International Journal of the Book, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp.13-26. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.310MB).

Dan Scudder

Post Graduate Student, School of Architecture and Design, Victoria University Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Dan Scudder is an industrial design graduate currently working on his Master of Design while also working in a CNC manufacturing plant. His topic focuses on the book as an object and is researching how the book can be integrated into future manufacturing technologies. He is greatly interested in the design potential of the book and its place in future society. Dan believes that the book offers something irreplaceable to society and intends to pin point what that is.


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