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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In the interests of a more readable, accessible text, I have used endnotes liberally both for the usual kinds of scholarly citations and also to qualify or elaborate issues primarily of interest to specialists. Over the last few years, ...
The ACLS grant gave me the kind of unbroken writing time I needed to complete the text. Above all, I wish to express my gratitude to Andrew Hemingway, who, over the last few years, has given me invaluable help, constant encouragement, ...
There is even a kind of adventure literature in which collectors 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 ...
visitors to enact a performance of some kind, whether or not actual visitors would describe it as such (and whether or not they are prepared to do so). From this perspective, art museums appear as environments structured around specific ...
What may at first seem relevant to my study is that within this debate, detractors of the aesthetic museum often object to it as a pseudo-sacred kind of place filled with a ritual- like atmosphere.
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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