Grasping the World: The Idea of the Museum (Histories of Vision)

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An institutional critique of museology at large is provided by 41 articles reprinted from various art, museum, and other academic journals. They investigate the complexities of the relationships of individual practitioners to structures of power, highlighting the differences between curatorial intentions and the larger effects and stagings of power. The general themes are creating historical effects, instituting evidence, building shared imaginaries and effacing otherness, observing subjects and disciplining practice, secularizing rituals, and representing adequately through inclusions and exclusions. The historical material they consider spans a millennium from the medieval and early modern to the 21st century. There is no index. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN 10:  0754608352 ISBN 13:  9780754608356
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2004
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