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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... receptacle for art and cultural history but as a powerful agent that has helped to shape that history through architectural symbolism, spatial dynamics, ...
... them either as collections of things or as distinctive works of architecture. ... architectural writers focus on the kind of artistic statement a museum ...
One might object that this borrowing from the architectural past can have only metaphoric meaning and should not be taken for more, since ours is a secular ...
I have already referred to the long-standing practice of museums borrowing architectural forms from monumental ceremonial structures of the past (Figures ...
... a secular discourse about architectural beauty, decorum, and rational form. ... rotundas, and other features of Greco-Roman architecture could signal a ...
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