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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... or curators appear as clever sleuths or dashing heroes who track down and bag their art treasures like hunters or Don Juans.2 Meanwhile, architectural writers focus on the kind of artistic statement a museum building makes, or, ...
It is certainly the case that our culture classifies religious buildings such as churches, temples, and mosques as different in kind from secular sites such as museums, court houses, or state capitals. Each kind of site is associated ...
... like other cultures, we, too, build sites that publicly represent beliefs about the order of the world, its past and present, and the individual's place within it.2 Museums of all kinds are excellent examples of such microcosms; ...
... all the adjacent and circumjacent parts of that building should . . . have a regard for the arts, . . . with fountains, statues, and other objects of interest calculated to prepare [visitors'] minds before entering the building, ...
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FROM THE PRINCELY GALLERY TO THE PUBLIC ART MUSEUM The Louvre Museum and the National Gallery London
PUBLIC SPACES PRIVATE INTERESTS Municipal art museums in New York and Chicago
SOMETHING ETERNAL The donor memorial
THE MODERN ART MUSEUM Its a mans world