Civilizing Rituals

Inside Public Art Museums

Author: Carol Duncan

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Art

Page: 192

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Illustrated with over fifty photos, Civilizing Rituals merges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved in the making and displaying of art as industry and how it is presented to the community. Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private individuals present art , and how art museums are shaped by cultural, social and political determinants. Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies, and professionals in the field will also find much of interest here.

Differencing the Canon

Feminism and the Writing of Art's Histories

Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Art

Page: 368

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In this major book, Griselda Pollock engages boldly in the culture wars over `what is the canon?` and `what difference can feminism make?` Do we simply reject the all-male line-up and satisfy our need for ideal egos with an all women litany of artistic heroines? Or is the question a chance to resist the phallocentric binary and allow the ambiguities and complexities of desire - subjectivity and sexuality - to shape the readings of art that constantly displace the present gender demarcations?

Feminism and Contemporary Art

The Revolutionary Power of Women's Laughter

Author: Jo Anna Isaak

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Art

Page: 247

View: 546

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Strategies of Display

Museum Presentation in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Visual Culture

Author: Julia Noordegraaf

Publisher: Nai Uitgevers Pub


Category: Art

Page: 287

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History of museum presentation within the context of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual culture. Taking the remarkable display history at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam as a point of departure, it reflects on the history of presentation in museums in Western Europe and North America. Museums communicated with their audiences through their presentations. Boekbespreking in: Boekman.16(2004)61(herfst.167-169).


The Contemporary Art Museum and Beyond

Author: Anna Harding



Category: Art

Page: 90

View: 129

Books in Print




Category: American literature


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