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Rethinking The Museum And Other Meditations

Author : Stephen E. Weil
ISBN : 9781935623663
Genre : Art
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In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation.

Rethinking The Museum Pb

Author : WEIL STEPHEN E
ISBN : 9780874749533
Genre : Architecture
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In these 19 insightful and frequently witty meditations, Stephen E. Weil examines the purposes and functions of the museum in the late 20th century, proposing museums make encounters with a variety of visitors more central to their operation.

Making Museums Matter

Author : Stephen Weil
ISBN : 9781588343574
Genre : Art
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In this volume of 29 essays, Weil's overarching concern is that museums be able to “earn their keep”—that they make themselves matter—in an environment of potentially shrinking resources. Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into the relationship of current copyright law to the visual arts, a detailed consideration of how the museums and legal system of the United States have coped with the problem of Nazi-era art, and a series of delightfully provocative training exercises for those anticipating entry into the museum field. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cabinet Curiosities Pb

Author : Stephen E. Weil
ISBN : UCSD:31822035496264
Genre : Architecture
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Weil argues that museums, especially art museums, need to concentrate on purpose more than technique or process.

Exhibiting Cultures

Author : Ivan Karp
ISBN : 9781588343697
Genre : Art
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rethinking Art History

Author : Donald Preziosi
ISBN : 0300049838
Genre : Art
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A general overview of the theoretical and institutional history of the discipline of art history. Refuting the image of art history as a discipline in crisis, Preziosi asserts that many of the dilemmas and contradictions of art history today are not new but can be traced back to problems surrounding the founding of the discipline, its institutionalization, and its academic expansion since the 1870s.

Museums Objects And Collections

Author : Susan M. Pearce
ISBN : 0718514424
Genre : Collectors and collecting
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Museums hold the collected objects that have come to us from the past, and which now constitute one of the most important ways in which we can understand that past. Museums are social phenomena characteristic of the modernist Western tradition, and their collections of both human and natural history material are a significant part of how that tradition has shaped itself.

Rethinking Cybersecurity

Author : James Andrew Lewis
ISBN : 9781442280526
Genre : Political Science
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Despite all the attention, cyberspace is far from secure. Why this is so reflects conceptual weaknesses more than imperfect technologies. Two questions highlight shortcomings in the discussion of cybersecurity. The first is why, after more than two decades, we have not seen anything like a cyber Pearl Harbor, cyber 9/11, or cyber catastrophe. The second is why, despite the increasing quantity of recommendations, there has been so little progress. This report explores these questions and assesses the accuracy of our perceptions of cybersecurity.

Her

Author : Marjorie Salvaterra
ISBN : 194387610X
Genre : Photography of women
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With a foreword by cultural commentator Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist), photographer Marjorie Salvaterra's HER is a gorgeous, poignant, and witty visual exploration of what it means to be a woman.

Hans Namuth

Author : Carolyn Kinder Carr
ISBN : UOM:39015043763203
Genre : Photography
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Accompanied by a biographical essay by Carolyn Kinder Carr, this collection of seventy-five of Hans Namuth's photographic portraits, taken between 1950 and 1989, shows how his friendships with his numerous subjects and his determination to capture the essence of each artist resulted in revealing portraits of such notable painters as Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Andrew Wyeth, Helen Frankenthaler, and Andy Warhol. Namuth used pose, setting, and detail in a subtle but telling manner. John Steinbeck appears with his famous dog Charley, Philip Johnson stands jauntily on a staircase in the Museum of Modern Art beside a painting that he donated; an imperious Louise Nevelson wears jewelry that echoes the sweeping lines of her wood sculpture. Carr sets the stage for Namuth's photographic career in America by describing his youth in prewar Germany, his early work as a documentary photographer in Paris and in Spain during the Civil War, his escape from internment in France in 1939, his immigration to New York in 1941, and his wartime intelligence work for the United States Army.

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