Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display / Edition 1

Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display / Edition 1

by I. Karp
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1560980214

ISBN-13: 9781560980216

Pub. Date: 05/28/1991

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press

Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors—museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and

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Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors—museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and anthropology—represent a variety of stances on the role of museums and their function as intermediaries between the makers of art or artifacts and the eventual viewers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560980216
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
05/28/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,279,287
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.12(d)

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