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Author Carrier, David, 1944-

Title Museum skepticism : a history of the display of art in public galleries / David Carrier.

Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 313 pages) : illustrations
Series Duke backfile
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-304) and index.
Contents 1. "Beauty and art, history and fame and power" : on entering the Louvre -- 2. Art and power : time travel in the museum -- 3. Museum skeptics -- 4. Picturing museum skepticism -- 5. Art museum narratives -- 6. Isabella Stewart Gardner's museum -- 7. Ernest Fenollosa's history of Asian art -- 8. Albert Barnes's foundation and the place of modernist art within the art museum -- 9. The display of absolutely contemporary art in the J. Paul Getty museum -- 10. The end of the modern public art museum : a tale of two cities -- Conclusion : What the public art museum might become.
Summary Prominent art historian looks at the birth of the art museum and contemplates its future as a public institution.
Notes Duke backfile.
Other author Duke University Press.
Subject Art museums -- Social aspects.
Art museums -- Philosophy.
Art -- Exhibition techniques.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780822387572

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