Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415070126
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Series: RE Visions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,112,371
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface and acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 The Art Museum as Ritual 7
2 From the Princely Gallery to the Public Art Museum: The Louvre Museum and the National Gallery, London 21
3 Public Spaces, Private Interests: Municipal Art Museums in New York and Chicago 48
4 Something Eternal: The Donor Memorial 72
5 The Modern Art Museum: It's a Man's World 102
Conclusion 133
Notes 135
Bibliography 162
Index 174
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