- Hardcover: 330 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1409405869
- ISBN-13: 978-1409405863
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,051,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Museums of Contemporary Art: Notion and Development 1st Edition
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'This is the book that many people were waiting for. Entering the 21st century, it is vital to read this original and well documented book which historically analyzes the evolution of modern museums while insisting on a sharp analysis of our contemporary museums' excesses. This book should help future students as well as museum directors to understand the high stakes of the new cultural game in the renewed debate around the working of our democracies.' Serge Guilbaut, University of British Columbia, Canada. 'Thirty-two half-page black pencil drawings help show the significance of architecture in this history. The addition of a 16-page multilingual bibliography makes this volume a fine current reference... Recommended.' Choice 'A visually appealing and elegant volume, with the addition of thirty-two half-page black pencil drawings which help show the significance of architecture in this history of museums of contemporary art, The Museums of Contemporary Art is clearly the product of a great deal of careful research. ... To conclude, Lorente's work successfully illuminates an area in the history of museums of contemporary art. With the addition of a 16-page multilingual bibliography as one of its many strengths, this volume is an appropriate current reference towards understanding the high stakes of the cultural game in a renewed debate of the role and purposes of museums of art.' Museum & Society
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J. Pedro Lorente, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain