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Civilizing Rituals


Author : Carol Duncan
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2005-06-20

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Illustrated with over fifty photos, Civilizing Rituals merges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved in the making and displaying of art as industry and how it is presented to the community. Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private individuals present art , and how art museums are shaped by cultural, social and political determinants. Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies, and professionals in the field will also find much of interest here.

Civilizing Rituals


Author : Carol Duncan
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2005-06-20

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Illustrated with over fifty photos, Civilizing Rituals merges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved in the making and displaying of art as industry and how it is presented to the community. Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private individuals present art , and how art museums are shaped by cultural, social and political determinants. Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies, and professionals in the field will also find much of interest here.

Civilizing Rituals


Author : Carol Duncan
language : en
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date : 1995

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The author views museums as complex entities in which both art and architecture are parts of a larger whole, in addition she views collections as ritual structures. In this perspective the Louvre museum in Paris and the National gallery in London are treated as examples of the transformation of the European princely gallery in the public art museum. Following this she discusses the creation of major art museums in the United States and private collections that have become separate museums or separate museum wings. Finally attention is given to museums dedicated to modern art.

Exhibiting Contradiction


Author : Alan Wallach
language : en
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release Date : 1998

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The author of this text considers the way art museums have depicted and continue to depict American society and the American past. He explores issues from the absence of art museums before the Civil War, to the dilemma of the Museum of Modern Art over their West as America exhibition.

Museums Society Inequality


Author : Richard Sandell
language : en
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date : 2003-08-29

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Museums, Society, Inequality explores the wide-ranging social roles and responsibilities of the museum. It brings together international perspectives to stimulate critical debate, inform the work of practitioners and policy makers, and to advance recognition of the purpose, responsibilities and value to society of museums. Museums, Society, Inequality examines the issues and: offers different understandings of the social agency of the museum presents ways in which museums have sought to engage with social concerns, and instigate social change imagines how museums might become more useful to society in future. This book is essential for all museum academics, practitioners and students.

Boundaries And Passages


Author : Ann Fienup-Riordan
language : en
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date : 1995-09-01

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This book brings together as complete a record of traditional Yupik rules and rituals as is possible in the late twentieth century. Incorporating elders' recollections of the system of ruled boundaries and ritual passages that guided their parents and grandparents a century ago, Ann Fienup-Riordan brings into focus the complex, creative Yupik world view - expressed by ceremonial exchanges and the cycling of names, gifts, and persons - which continues to shape daily life in communities along the Bering Sea coast. Her analysis is illustrated with many contemporary and historical photographs. Identifying "metaphors to live by, " Fienup-Riordan tells of "the Boy Who Went to Live with Seals" and "the Girl Who Returned from the Dead." She explains how in Yupik cosmology their stories illustrate relationships among human beings, animals, and the spirit world - the "boundaries and passages" between death and the renewal of life.

Cheese And Culture


Author : Paul Kindstedt
language : en
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date : 2012-04-01

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Behind every traditional type of cheese there is a fascinating story. By examining the role of the cheesemaker throughout world history and by understanding a few basic principles of cheese science and technology, we can see how different cheeses have been shaped by and tailored to their surrounding environment, as well as defined by their social and cultural context. Cheese and Culture endeavors to advance our appreciation of cheese origins by viewing human history through the eyes of a cheese scientist. There is also a larger story to be told, a grand narrative that binds all cheeses together into a single history that started with the discovery of cheese making and that is still unfolding to this day. This book reconstructs that 9000-year story based on the often fragmentary information that we have available. Cheese and Culture embarks on a journey that begins in the Neolithic Age and winds its way through the ensuing centuries to the present. This tour through cheese history intersects with some of the pivotal periods in human prehistory and ancient, classical, medieval, renaissance, and modern history that have shaped western civilization, for these periods also shaped the lives of cheesemakers and the diverse cheeses that they developed. The book offers a useful lens through which to view our twenty-first century attitudes toward cheese that we have inherited from our past, and our attitudes about the food system more broadly. This refreshingly original book will appeal to anyone who loves history, food, and especially good cheese.