Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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.
Table of Contents1. 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