The Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao / Edition 1

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520251267
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/2/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 603,580
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author


Andrew McClellan, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Art History at Tufts University, is the author of Inventing the Louvre: Art, Politics, and the Origins of the Museum in Eighteenth-Century Paris (UC Press) and the editor of Art and Its Publics: Museum Studies at the Millenium.
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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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