The Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao / Edition 1

The Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao / Edition 1

by Andrew McClellan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520251261

ISBN-13: 9780520251267

Pub. Date: 01/02/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

Art museums, oases of beauty and calm in a fast-paced world, have emerged in recent decades as the most vibrant and popular of all cultural institutions. But as they have become more popular, their direction and values have been contested as never before. This engaging thematic history of the art museum from its inception in the eighteenth century to the present

Overview

Art museums, oases of beauty and calm in a fast-paced world, have emerged in recent decades as the most vibrant and popular of all cultural institutions. But as they have become more popular, their direction and values have been contested as never before. This engaging thematic history of the art museum from its inception in the eighteenth century to the present offers an essential framework for understanding contemporary debates as they have evolved in Europe and the United States.

About the Author:
Andrew McClellan, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Art History at Tufts University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251267
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
374,203
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Ideals and Mission     13
Architecture     53
Collecting, Classification, and Display     107
The Public     155
Commercialism     193
Restitution and Repatriation     233
Conclusion     269
Appendix     275
Notes     277
List of Illustrations     329
Index     333

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