Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums / Edition 1

Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums / Edition 1

by Carol Duncan
ISBN-10:
0415070120
ISBN-13:
9780415070126
Pub. Date:
05/28/1995
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Overview

Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415070126
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/28/1995
Series: RE Visions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 896,157
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

1. The Art Museum as Ritual; 2. From the Princely Gallery to the Public Art Museum: The Louvre Museum and the National Gallery, London; 3. Public Spaces, Private Interests: The Public Art Museum in America; 4. Something Eternal: Donor Memorials; 5.The Modern Art Museum: It's a

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