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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95
As a building type, art museums are unparalleled for the opportunities they provide for architectural investigation and experimentation. They are frequently key components of urban revitalization and often push the limits of building technology. Art museums are places of pleasure, education and contemplation. They are remarkable by their prominence... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 74.99
Today, governmental archivists and manuscript collectors?both private collectors and collecting repositories?are in conflict and competition for government documents that come out of private hands and onto the market. This book presents both sides of the issue and examines them dispassionately. It includes a historical review of institutional and... more...
- Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 38.00
In recent years, the museum and gallery have increasingly become self-reflexive spaces, in which the relationship between art, its display, its creators, and its audience is subverted and democratized. One effect of this has been a growing place for artists as curators, and in The Artist as Curator Celina Jeffery brings together a group of scholars... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 39.95
Drawing on examples from the authors? own experience as exhibition designers, this book examines every phase of exhibition creation. Topics include concept and design, presentation and staging, communicative forms and media, text and graphics, typography and layout, and the use of lighting. more...
- Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 35.75
A successful exhibition is a well-balanced mix of communication, knowledge transfer, interaction, adventure, and contemplation. This widely popular handbook, which has already gone through multiple printings, offers a concise presentation of the principal phases of an exhibition?s genesis with striking examples from the design practice... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 16.91
'I am fascinated by people turning their daft dreams into a reality. How did they do it and why?' Driven by his own passion for collecting Hunter Davies has packed his notepad and set off in search of Britain's maddest museums. As he explores these hidden gems he soon discovers that they are everywhere and that they celebrate just about everything,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95
In a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organized their collections, and their visitors. Discussing the historical development of museums alongside that of the fair and the international exhibition,... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 16.99
Blue, the world's favorite color, is elegantly showcased in more than 200 artworks from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Representing a diversity of movements, cultures, and media that spans the ages and the globe, the objects in Blue range from ancient Egyptian jewelry and traditional Japanese prints to Impressionist paintings and... more...