Delirious Museum: A Journey from the Louvre to Las Vegas

Delirious Museum: A Journey from the Louvre to Las Vegas

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by Calum Storrie
     
 

The Delirious Museum is a remarkable, illuminating work, which presents an original view of the idea of the museum in the twenty-first century, 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, Storrie takes a journey that begins in… See more details below

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The Delirious Museum is a remarkable, illuminating work, which presents an original view of the idea of the museum in the twenty-first century, 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, Storrie takes a journey that begins in the Louvre and continues through Paris, London, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He encounters on his way the museum architecture of John Soane, Carlo Scarpa and Daniel Libeskind, the exhibitions of El Lissitsky and of Frederick Kiesler, and the work of artists as varied as Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Marcel Broodthaers, Sophie Calle and Mark Dion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860645693
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
09/03/2006
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.69(w) x 8.68(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

1The Louvre : an absence7
2The endless museum : a 'house of dreams'16
3Beneath the museum, the street34
4The totalmuseum : exhibitions/experiments44
5This is a not museum64
6From Soane to Soane86
7The mausoleum : where death ends109
8Carlo Scarpa : the labyrinth in time129
9The spiral in ruins147
10After the wall : studio Libeskind168
11Los Angeles : the hidden museum185
12Las Vegas : the past sure is tense198

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