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Title Images of the art museum : connecting gaze and discourse in the history of museology / editors Eva-Maria Troelenberg and Melania Savino
Published Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 376 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Contact zones, 2196-3746 ; volume 3
Contact zones (Walter de Gruyter & Co.) ; v. 3
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Images of the Art Museum. Connecting Gaze and Discourse in the History of Museology: An Introduction -- Museum Icons, Iconic Museums: (De-)Constructing the Body of Art -- The Art of Civilization: Museum Enemies in the Nineteenth Century -- Stefano Bardini and the Taxonomic Branding of Marketplace Style: From the Gallery of a Dealer to the Institutional Canon -- The Museum Exhibited: documenta and the Museum Fridericianum1 -- Word and Image, Institution and Audience -- Museums in Print: The Interplay of Texts and Images in the Journal Museumskunde -- Creating the Idea of the Museum through the Pages of the Journal Mouseion -- The Visible and Invisible: Circulating Images of the Barnes Foundation Collection -- Double Reflections: Art Museums and the Image of the Beholder -- Politics of the "Museal Complex" -- From a Colonial Approach to National Branding: The Evolution of the Concept of the Art Museum in Georgia -- Classical Impressions, Modernist Aspirations: Shaping a Field of Contention at the South African National Gallery (1895--1947) -- Imaginaries of the Art Museum: Banaras and Aundh in Colonial India -- When El Greco (Re)Became Theotocopoulos: Policies and Political Discourse of the National Gallery of Athens -- Building Flagships: Regionalism, Place Branding, and Architecture as Image in the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane -- Intermedialities, Shifting Images -- Scottie Sees Beauty: Representations of the Museum in Classic Cinema -- The Museum in Print: André Malraux's Musée Imaginaire and André Vigneau's Photographic Encyclopaedia of Art -- The Museum Goes Collaborative: On the Digital Escapades of an Analogue Medium -- Museum as Textum: Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence -- Authors -- Picture Credits -- Plates
Summary "In recent years, the emerging field of museum studies has seen rapid expansion in the critical study of museums and scholars started to question the institution and its functions. To contribute differentiated viewpoints to the currently evolving meta-discourse on the museum, this volume aims to investigate how the institution of the museum has been visualized and translated into different kinds of images and how these images have affected our perception of these institutions. In this interdisciplinary collection, scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds, including art history, heritage, museums studies and architectural history, explore a broad range of case studies stretching across the globe. The volume opens up debate about the epistemological and historiographical significance of a variety of different images and representations of the Art Museum, including the transformation or adaptation of the image of the art museum across periods and cultures. In this context, this volume aims to develop a new theoretical framework while proposing new methodological tools and resources for the analysis of museological representations on a global scale"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Art museums -- Public opinion.
Museums in art.
Form Electronic book
Author Savino, Melania, editor
Troelenberg, Eva-Maria, editor
LC no. 2017001891
ISBN 3110341360 (electronic bk.)
9783110341362 (electronic bk.)