Another required textbook for yet another art class. My son is majoring in art at a fine UC school. How on earth is this book going to get him a job? It won't. We're renovating the garage into an apartment for when he comes back home waving that art degree. Awesome.
It is a good book to look at controversy during exhibitions, but from what i've read, it is slightly repetitive. They different exhibitions all have their detractors and it starts to wear on you when you end up discussing the same topics for each exhibition. (I am using this in a classroom setting) It is excellently written, though, clear and to the point, though at times the stories themselves are so convoluted that it gets confusing.
If you are a curator, or looking into curating as a profession, I would recommend this book, just to see some of the problems that can arise.
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