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Author Coccia, Emanuele, author

Title The transitory museum / Emanuele Coccia, Donatien Grau ; translated by Tom Conley
Published Cambridge ; Medford MA : Polity Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 133 pages)
Summary Throughout modernity there has been a clear divide between art and commerce. Objects could either be consumed as commerce or contemplated as art. Today, as museums are facing increasing financial pressure and as stores have become inventive locations for new modes of display, this clear divide has begun to dissolve. There is one place that represents a key stage in this evolution: 10 Corso Como. It was founded in Milan, at that very address, by fashion editor Carla Sozzani and has since expanded to Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, and New York. The name "concept store", which has now spread across our globalized world, was originally coined to describe this new form. This book is the first philosophical inquiry into this new form of store and it sheds new light on how categories that have governed our modern lives, such as commerce, art, fashion, and museum, are being redefined today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject 10 Corso Como.
Art galleries, Commercial -- Italy -- Milan.
Commerce -- Philosophy.
Shopping centers -- Italy -- Milan.
Stores, Retail -- Italy -- Milan.
Form Electronic book
Author Conley, Tom, translator
Grau, Donatien, author
ISBN 1509533079 (electronic bk.)
9781509533077 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Musée transitoire. English.