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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For this, thanks especially to Jon Bird, Josephine Gear, Alex Potts, Beatrice Rehl, Lisa Tickner, and Gwendolyn Wright. Were it not for the institutional support I received, this book would not have been possible.
... especially urgent as post-colonial nations attempt to define and redefine their cultural identities and as minority cultures in the West seek cultural recognition. However pressing these issues, the question I am asking here is, ...
In a similar way, this book makes use of certain terms, especially "ritual" and "artifact," that traditionally have belonged to anthropology. In these interdisciplinary times, such borrowing hardly needs the theoretical justification it ...
... art museums in particular - the most prestigious and costly of these sites3 - are especially rich in this kind of symbolism and, almost always, even equip visitors with maps to guide them through the universe they construct.
In the United States, Rodin's Balzac is one of the more popular signifiers of museum precincts, its priapic character making it especially appropriate for modern collections - as we shall see in Chapter 5.5) IN THE MUSEUM... PLEASE. q .
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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