From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
"That there is a physical object that can be identified as Ulysses or Der Rosenkavalier is not a view that can long survive the demand that we should pick out or point to that object." -- Richard Wollheim, Art and Its Objects, p.4
An object is a thing that has physical existence. It can also refer to the goal, end or purpose of something. Fetishism is the belief that natural objects have supernatural powers, or that something created by people has power over people.
Object may also refer to:
- Art object
- Cultural artifact
- Object (philosophy), a thing, being or concept
- Physical entity, something that is tangible and within the grasp of the senses
- That Obscure Object of Desire, 1977, a film by Luis Buñuel
- Object to Be Destroyed, 1923, a work by American artist Man Ray
- Unfindable Objects (1969) by Jacques Carelman.
From Latin ob (“against”) + iaciō (“throw”).