Delirious Museum: A Journey from the Louvre to Las Vegas

Delirious Museum: A Journey from the Louvre to Las Vegas

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

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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.

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From the Publisher

""I am very enthusiastic about this book. It puts forward a very interesting view of the idea of the museum. It is fresh and original, and written with verve.""--Mel Gooding

""The Delirious Museum brilliantly explores the idea of the museum as a place of disorder, a space for wandering and dreaming . . . It is a wunderkammer of a book, an exploration of sites and scenes relating architecture to memory throughout the world.""--Charles Saumarez Smith, Director, National Gallery

""Calum Storrie puts cultural history in his pipe and smokes it. Enjoy.""--Gavin Turk

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845115098
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/19/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author


Architect, curator and exhibition designer, Calum Storrie has worked with the British Museum, the Royal Academy and the National Portrait Gallery among others. He has written extensively on the museum and lectures at Kingston University.

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