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Historic artifacts are remnants of long-passed human beings whose will and skill crystallized into three-dimensional forms that have survived to our own time. The instincts that draw us to each other also draw us to our cultural ancestors, who are manifest in the artifacts they left behind. The work of their hands is not only a material inheritance, but an indicator of our identity as their creative spirit reverberates in ourselves.

Artifacts in Use: The Paradox of Restoration and the Conservation of Organs (paraphrased).

Books by John Watson