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Title Museum thresholds : the design and media of arrival / edited by Ross Parry, Ruth Page and Alex Moseley
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in museum studies
Routledge research in museum studies.
Contents On a new threshold / Ross Parry, Ruth Page and Alex Moseley -- Hysterical atria / Katherine Skellon and Ben Tunstall -- The complexity of welcome : visitor experience at the museum threshold / Colin Mulberg -- Design-driven innovation for museum entrances / Marco Mason -- Suspended : art in the threshold / Peter Ride -- Curation at the threshold : making museum meanings through new interfaces / Angelina Russo and Philip Pond -- Using 3D visualisation technology to improve design and visitor orientation / David Burden -- Difficult thresholds : negotiating shared and embedded entrances / Steven Kruse -- Games in the lobby : a playful approach / Alex Moseley and Eeric Kristiansen -- Retail perspectives on the threshold / Tracy Harwood -- Setting the tone for the visit : soundscape design / Christian Hviid Mortensen and Angus Deuchars -- The visitor as evaluator : using appraisal theory to understand "threshold fear" / Ruth Page
Summary "Museum Thresholds is a progressive, interdisciplinary volume and the first to explore the importance and potential of entrance spaces for visitor experience. Bringing together an international collection of writers from different disciplines, the eleven essays set out original thinking and research about the museum threshold. The chapters are organised in three themed sections that explore museum thresholds: first as a problem space; then through different media; and finally drawing perspective from other subjects and professions (performance, gaming, retail and discourse studies). The authors set the entrance space in its historical, social and architectural contexts, illustrating these with examples that span across Asia, North America and Europe. Together, the essays show how the challenges posed by the threshold can be rethought and resolved from a variety of perspectives, each of which have much to bring to future thinking and design"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Museum architecture.
Museums -- Design and construction
Entrance halls -- Design and construction
Space (Architecture) -- Psychological aspects
museums (buildings)
Space (Architecture) -- Psychological aspects
Museums -- Design and construction
Museum architecture
Architecture -- Philosophy
Museums -- Social aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Parry, Ross, editor
Page, Ruth E., 1972- editor.
Moseley, Alex, editor
LC no. 2018024880
ISBN 9781315627793