Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums
Routledge, 20/06/2005 - 192 páginas
Illustrated with over fifty photos, Civilizing Rituals merges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved in the making and displaying of art as industry and how it is presented to the community.
Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private individuals present art , and how art museums are shaped by cultural, social and political determinants.
Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies, and professionals in the field will also find much of interest here.
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Norma Broude, The American University, Washington DC "A lively and authoritative discussion of some key issues facing museums past and present.
Originally intended as a response to a centennial year exhibition of American art held at the Whitney Museum, an anti-catalog grew into a critical look at ...
In addition, the College made it possible for me to accept a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies, which I also gratefully acknowledge.
I am following American usage and will use the terms art gallery, art museum, or even just plain museum interchangeably. 1 INTRODUCTION.
... them American, the remaining four chapters explore some of the most common ritual scenarios that museums construct. These have been chosen either for ...
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