Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums

Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums

by Carol Duncan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415070120

ISBN-13: 9780415070126

Pub. Date: 05/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415070126
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
RE Visions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,329,365
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface and acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Art Museum as Ritual7
2From the Princely Gallery to the Public Art Museum: The Louvre Museum and the National Gallery, London21
3Public Spaces, Private Interests: Municipal Art Museums in New York and Chicago48
4Something Eternal: The Donor Memorial72
5The Modern Art Museum: It's a Man's World102
Conclusion133
Notes135
Bibliography162
Index174

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