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Author Bilsel, S. M. Can, 1970-

Title Antiquity on display : regimes of the authentic in Berlin's Pergamon Museum / Can Bilsel
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 281 pages, 8 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Series Classical presences
Classical presences
Contents Introduction : Space and relief in the Pergamon Room ; the original and its double ; On the museum's context: historical monument or a décor? ; A critical biography of the spaces in the museum ; Hegemonies and the longe durée -- No place like Greece: Berlin's Museum Island and the architectures of history : Karl Friedrich Schinkel's A view of Greece in its prime ; Greece: from a trope to a terriroire ; The destination of antiquities: what the museum lacks ; 'All men will be brothers'? Bildung and the vocation of the museum ; The world seen through an Ionic window: the Altes Museum ; The Neues Museum: a tower or a tree? -- Reconstructing Pergamon: antique fragments, modern visions : Marbles lost and found: Carl Humann in Bergama ; The problem of the frieze: tectonic or painterly? ; The Pergamon Panorama: urban visions for Prussia and France ; Temple inside a temple: the first Pergamon Museum by Fritz Wolff -- A museum for the empire: the problem of style : Sculpting the void: Alfred Messel's project for the Museum Island ; The fin-de-siècle critique: redeemer-art ; Art versus ethnology: taxonomies of an empire ; Wilhelm Gode's style rooms: the original setting and the bourgeois intérior -- Reconstructing Babylon: the return of the Archaic : Transgressing Bilderverbot: back to Babylon ; Prussia's Assyria: in search of an organic essence ; The lion of Babylon in the age of the work of art ; Symbol, ornament, art: figures of the counter-enlightenment -- Architecture in the museum: monuments of a mass spectacle : The altar and its frames ; Berlin's museum war ; A total vision: Theodor Wiegand's 'living people's museum' ; Reproductions without originals? -- Epilogue : Regimes of the authentic : The master of the copies ; The rank and file: bureaucracies of the authentic ; Tableaux vivants: performing the aura
Summary 'Antiquity on Display' offers an insight into the history of the imaginative reproductions of architecture housed in Berlin's Pergamon Museum and the shifting regimes of the authentic in museum displays from the 19th century to the present
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pergamonmuseum (Berlin, Germany)
SUBJECT Pergamonmuseum (Berlin, Germany) fast (OCoLC)fst00704515
Subject Archaeology -- Philosophy.
Museum architecture -- Germany -- Berlin
Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Museum techniques.
Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Archaeology -- Philosophy.
Museum architecture.
Museum techniques.
History & Archaeology.
Germany -- Berlin.
Museumsbau Pergamonmuseum Berlin
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191808272