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Author Lorente, Jesús Pedro, author

Title Public art and museums in cultural districts / J. Pedro Lorente
Edition First
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Routledge research in museum studies
Routledge research in museum studies.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: museum borders and disciplinary boundaries; PART I Monuments on the fringes of museums; 2 Art districts in the visual culture of the Enlightenment and Romanticism; 2.1 Classical statues and museums in the urban epicentres of art capitals; 2.2 Museums and monuments as cultural lures for urban expansions; 3 Statues of great artists erected near museums; 3.1 The first urban monuments devoted to artists; pioneering cases adjacent to art institutions
3.2 Setting monumental trends in art districts at the turn of the century3.3 The apex and last stages of those icons, relegated by other forms of cultural branding; PART II Modern arcadias; 4 High culture on urban heights: the mouseion ideal as city crown; 4.1 Cultural promontories in urban utopias from antiquity to the nineteenth century; 4.2 The Mathildenhöhe: high court and Gesamtkunstwerk; 4.3 Ill-fated derivations, from cultural urban crown to museum with broad views; 5 Modernity expands into green fields; 5.1 Gardens as extensions of museums in Rodin's period and his legacy
5.2 Urban museums with sculpture gardens: a typical dream of the Modern Movement5.3 Seeking greener pastures: modern art expansion in parks or rural estates; PART III Museums taken to the streets; 6 Open air museums as an urban phenomenon; 6.1 The rural genesis of open air museums -- of ethnology rather than art; 6.2 A political and urban landmark: Museo de la Castellana in Madrid; 6.3 What's in a name? Proliferation of the so-called museums of outdoor sculptures; 6.4 An unambiguously urban trend of the present: museums of street art
7 Dialectics of museums/public art articulation at the turn of the millennium7.1 Conceptual 'antimonuments' and institutional critique within museum environments; 7.2 Postmodern return of monumental statues as popular attractions; 7.3 Public art as an interface: overcoming boundaries between outdoor and indoor exhibition space; 8 Epilogue: heritology, a new discipline for the study of public art and museums in cultural districts; References; Index
Subject Art and society -- History.
Museums -- History.
Public art -- History.
Public spaces -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351120271
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