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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As the above makes clear, I have limited the scope of this book to western democracies and have slanted it heavily toward Anglo-American examples, ...
Nevertheless, the two questions are ultimately not separate; western representations of western culture hold implications for the way non-western cultures ...
... for putting western and non-western societies on a hierarchical scale, with the western ones (plus a few far eastern courtly cultures) on top as ...
... had successfully undermined the authority of religious doctrine - at least in western political and philosophical theory if not always in practice.
Certainly when Munich, Berlin, London, Washington, and other western capitals built museums whose facades looked like Greek or Roman temples, no one mistook ...
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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