Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums
Illustrated with over fifty photos, this book 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.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.Published at a time when the production and consumption of art is growing in stature in the study of art history, the book considers the material conditions in which art is first produced, and then consumed.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.
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THE ART MUSEUM AS RITUAL
FROM THE PRINCELY GALLERY TO THE PUBLIC ART MUSEUM The Louvre Museum and the National Gallery London
PUBLIC SPACES PRIVATE INTERESTS Municipal art museums in New York and Chicago
SOMETHING ETERNAL The donor memorial
THE MODERN ART MUSEUM Its a mans world
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