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Delirious Museum: A Journey from the Louvre to Las Vegas

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The Delirious Museum gives a new interpretation of the relationship between the museum and the city in the twenty-first century. It presents an original view of the idea of the museum, proposing that it is, or should be, both a repository of the artefacts of the past and a continuation of the city street in the present. Storrie re-views our experience of the city and of the museum taking a journey that begins in the Louvre and continues through Paris, London, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, re-imagining the ...

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Overview

The Delirious Museum gives a new interpretation of the relationship between the museum and the city in the twenty-first century. It presents an original view of the idea of the museum, proposing that it is, or should be, both a repository of the artefacts of the past and a continuation of the city street in the present. Storrie re-views our experience of the city and of the museum taking a journey that begins in the Louvre and continues through Paris, London, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, re-imagining the possibilities for museums and their displays and re-examining the blurred boundaries between museums and the cities around them. On his quest for The Delirious Museum he visits the museum architecture of Soane and Libeskind, the exhibitions of Lissitsky and Kiesler and the work of such artists as Duchamp and Warhol, taking readers on a stimulating journey through cities and museums worldwide. Serious general readers interested in urban culture, design and architecture, as well as professional architects, cultural studies and museology academics will enjoy the book, which is well illustrated in black and white.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845115098
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/19/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.79 (w) x 8.59 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Calum Storrie is an architect, curator and exhibition designer, who has worked with the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery among others.

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Table of Contents

From the Louvre
• The Endless Museum; a 'house of dreams'
• The Totalmuseum; exhibitions and experiments
• This is not a Museum
• From Soane to Soane (mapping the Delirious Museum onto London in the form of a walk)
• The Mausoleum; where death ends
• Carlo Scarpa; the empty labyrinth
• The Spiral in Ruins
• After the Wall; Studio Libeskind
• Los Angeles; the hidden museum
• to Las Vegas; the past sure is tense
• Bibliography
• Index

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