Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display

by Ivan Karp (Editor)

Other authorsSteven D. Lavine (Editor)
Hardcover, 1991

Status

Available

Call number

REF.EXC

Publication

Smithsonian Institution Press (1991), Edition: 1st, 468 pages

Description

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.

Physical description

468 p.; 8.9 inches

Language

ISBN

1560980206 / 9781560980209
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