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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Together with Alan Wallach, I wrote two articles - one on the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and another on the Louvre Museum - arguing the idea of the museum as a ritual structure. Several years later, when I began work on this book, ...
This book looks at a series of collections from what I believe to be a new perspective, namely, as ritual structures. The literature about art museums tends to represent them either as collections of things or as distinctive works of ...
I have so far emphasized the problems raised by approaching art museums as ritual structures. The main body of this book, however, will not treat museum rituals as isolated objects of study. It will certainly argue the ritual character ...
If museum facades have imitated temples or palaces, is it not simply that modern taste has tried to emulate the formal balance and dignity of those structures, or that it has wished to associate the power of ...
I have already referred to the long-standing practice of museums borrowing architectural forms from monumental ceremonial structures of the past (Figures 1.1, 1.2, 4.13). Certainly when Munich, Berlin, London, Washington, ...
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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