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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... Paris, entrance to the Apollo Gallery 23 2.2 The old Louvre Palace, a former royal apartment, converted to museum use in the nineteenth century 28 2.3 Creating a genius ceiling in the central dome of the Louvre's Daru Staircase, ...
PLEASE. q . MUSE, CONVERSE, SA/N(E, STUDY, STROLL, TCj<H, ENJOY, RELAX, &<, LOOK, LEARN; TAKE NOTES WITH MO, PENCIL Figure 1 .3 Instructions to visitors to the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC (photo: author). By the nineteenth century, ...
By the nineteenth century, such features were seen as necessary prologues to the space of the art museum itself: Do you not think that in a splendid gallery ... all the adjacent and circumjacent parts of that building should . . . have ...
Referring to nineteenth-century attitudes to art, Schildt observes "a religious element, a substitute for religion."12 As we shall see, others, too, have described art museums as sites which enable individuals to achieve liminal ...
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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