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The Marvelous Museum : Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures

A Mark Dion Project

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ISBN 10: 0811874516 / ISBN 13: 9780811874519
Published by Oakland Museum of California / Chronicle Books, Oakland /, 2010
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Marvelous Museum : Orphans, Curiosities ...

Publisher: Oakland Museum of California / Chronicle Books, Oakland /

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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What is the role of the museum in contemporary society? Using the Oakland Museum of California as a case study, artist Mark Dion examines how museum practices have shifted over time, what these changes mean for objects in museum collections, and what we can learn about our culture from what's included and what's abandoned. Enclosed in a clamshell case and featuring fourteen specimen cards, this deluxe volume brings the reader into Dion's process and reveals how the order of images can change one's perception of objects. Contributions from celebrated writers, including Lawrence Weschler and D. Graham Burnett, articulate Dion's unique power of examination.

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"I like Dion's work...but the clincher is the excitement of the volume's visual and physical form." --Rick Posner, Observer, Print Magazine

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