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            Cathedrals of Urban Modernity: Creation of the First Museums of Contemporary Art
             

            Cathedrals of Urban Modernity: Creation of the First Museums of Contemporary Art (Paperback)

            By Lorente, J. Pedro

            • RRP: $62.99
            • $62.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 20

            First published in 1998, this volume explores the expanding wave of a new kind of museums of contemporary art in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Lorente examines their 'coming of age' and the weight of their museological legacy, arguing that the establishment of gre...at national museums of art at London and Paris radiated out, carrying their influence with it. This book emerged as part of a series on towns and cities and has a focus on London and Paris as centres of artistic innovation.
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            ISBN 9781138320475
            Released AU 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Natural Stone and World Heritage: Delhi-Agra, India
             

            Natural Stone and World Heritage: Delhi-Agra, India (Hardback)

            By Kaur, Gurmeet; Singh, Sakoon N.; Ahuja, Anuvinder; Singh, Noor Dasmesh

            • RRP: $126.00
            • $126.00
            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            This book discusses heritage stones which were used in the making of the architectonic heritage of Delhi and Agra, encompassing UNESCO world heritage sites and heritage sites designated as prominent by the Indian government. The most famous monument of the two cities is the 'Taj ...Mahal' of Agra. The book focuses on the geological characteristics of the famous Makrana marble, red sandstone and other sandstone variants of the Vindhyan basin and Delhi quartzite, the most widely used stones in almost all the monuments, as well as on their quarries. The work also aims to sensitise the public to protecting and preserving the architectonic heritage of these two densely populated cities in India as repositories of our past cultures and traditions. Identifying the nature and provenance of stones/rocks used in construction will lead to better restoration for future generations, in light of the deterioration of architectonic heritage through various natural weathering agencies and anthropogenic activities. The book will serve as a useful source book to economic geologists, geologists, archaeologists, architects, historians and stone industry operators specifically and to academic and non-academic communities, travellers and tourism industry operators in general. The book will benefit students, researchers, and rock enthusiasts spanning all age groups and academic levels.
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            ISBN 9780367251802
            Released AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Natural Stone and World Heritage
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            A History of Participation in Museums and Archive: Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities
             

            A History of Participation in Museums and Archive: Traversing Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities (Hardback)

            Edited by Hetland, Per; Pierroux, Palmyre; Esborg, Line

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Pub Date
              10 Apr 20

            Traversing disciplines, A History of Participation in Museums and Archives provides a framework for understanding how participatory modes in natural, cultural and scientific heritage institutions intersect with practices in Citizen Science and Citizen Humanities. Drawing on persp...ectives in cultural history, science and technology studies, and media and communication theory, the book explores how museums and archives make science and cultural heritage relevant to people's everyday lives, while soliciting their assistance and participation in research and citizen projects. More specifically, the book critically examines how different forms of engagement are constructed, how concepts of democratization are framed and enacted, and how epistemic practices in science and the humanities are transformed through socio-technological infrastructures. Tracking these central themes across disciplines and research from Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA, the book simultaneously considers their relevance for museum and heritage studies. A History of Participation in Museums and Archives should be essential reading for a broad academic audience, including scholars and students in museum and heritage studies, digital humanities and the public communication of science and technology. It should also be of great interest to museum professionals worki978-0-429-19753-ng to foster public engagement through collaboration with networks and local community groups.
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            ISBN 9780367186715
            Released AU 10 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Narrative Theory in Conservation: Change and Living Buildings
             

            Narrative Theory in Conservation: Change and Living Buildings (Hardback)

            By Walter, Nigel

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 20

            Narrative Theory in Conservation engages with conservation, heritage studies and architecture approaches to historic buildings, offering a synthesis of the best of each, and demonstrating that conservation is capable of developing a complementary, but distinct, theoretical positi...on of its own. Tracing the ideas behind the development of modern conservation in the West, and considering the challenges presented by non-Western practice, the book engages with the premodern understanding of innovation within tradition, and frames historic buildings as intergenerational, communal, ongoing narratives. Redefining the appropriate object of conservation, it suggests a practice of conserving the questions that animate and energize local cultures, rather than only those instantiated answers that expert opinion has declared canonical. Proposing a narrative approach to historic buildings, the book provides a distinctive new theoretical foundation for conservation, and a basis for a more equal dialogue with other disciplines concerned with the historic environment. Narrative Theory in Conservation articulates a coherent theoretical position for conservation that addresses the urgent question of how historic buildings that remain in use should respond to change. As such, the book should be of great interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students from the fields of conservation, heritage studies and architecture.
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            ISBN 9781138385276
            Released AU 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Grasping the World: The Idea of the Museum
             

            Grasping the World: The Idea of the Museum (Paperback)

            Edited by Preziosi, Donald; Farago, Claire

            • RRP: $98.99
            • $98.99
            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            First published in 2004, this volume recognises that there is much more to museums than the documenting, monumentalizing, or theme-parking of identity, history and heritage. This landmark anthology aims to make strange the very existence of museums and to plot a critical, histori...cal and ethical understanding of their origins and history. A radical selection of key texts introduces the reader to the intense investigation of the modern European idea of the museum that has taken place over the last fifty years. Texts first published in journals and books are brought together in one volume with up-to-the-minute and specially commissioned pieces by leading administrators, curators and art historians. The selections are organized by key themes that map the evolution of the debate and introduced by Donald Preziosi and Claire Farago, two considerable critics, who write with the edge and enthusiasm of art historians who have spent their lives working with museums. Grasping the World is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of art history and museum studies.
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            ISBN 9780367024345
            Released AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            A Representation of Nationhood in the Museum
             

            A Representation of Nationhood in the Museum (Hardback)

            By Jang, Sang-hoon

            • RRP: $94.99
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            • Pub Date
              21 Feb 20

            A Representation of Nationhood in the Museum examines how the National Museum of Korea, as a national repository of material culture and the state's premier exhibition facility, has shaped and been shaped by Korean nationalism. Exploring the processes by which the museum has disc...overed and interpreted material culture using concepts of ethnic nationalism in the historical and political contexts of South Korean society, the book analyses how this nationalist interpretation has regulated the South Koreans' understanding of their material culture. It investigates the historical process and context in which ethnic nationalism became a dominant discourse in South Korea, a discourse which established itself in national cultural institutes like the National Museum of Korea and resulted in introduction of ethnic nationalism into material culture. Issues considered include cultural and political relations with China; Japanese colonial rule, cultural imperialism and its legacy; the division of Korea since 1945; the Korean War and nation building since liberation in 1945; and domestic political upheavals, including military coups in 1961 and in 1979. The book argues that international political and diplomatic factors also affect the process of the formation of national identity in a specific political context. Concerning itself with issues such as the relationship between politics and identity, museums and authoritarian regimes, this book should be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in museum studies, nationalism studies, Asian studies and history departments.
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            ISBN 9781138367463
            Released AU 21 Feb 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Research on Museums and Heritage in Asia
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            The Embodied Imagination in Antebellum American Art and Culture
             

            The Embodied Imagination in Antebellum American Art and Culture (Hardback)

            By Holochwost, Catherine

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Pub Date
              15 Mar 20

            This book reveals a new history of the imagination told through its engagement with the body. Even as they denounced the imagination's potential for inviting luxury, vice, and corruption, American audiences avidly consumed a transatlantic visual culture of touring paintings, dior...amas, gift books, and theatrical performances that pictured a preindustrial-and largely imaginary-European past. By examining the visual, material, and rhetorical strategies artists like Washington Allston, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Cole and others used to navigate this treacherous ground, Catherine Holochwost uncovers a hidden tension in antebellum aesthetics. The book will be of interest to scholars of art history, literary and cultural history, critical race studies, performance studies, and media studies.
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            ISBN 9780367175566
            Released AU 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Research in Art History
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            Chinese Heritage Sites and their Audiences: The Power of the Past
             

            Chinese Heritage Sites and their Audiences: The Power of the Past (Hardback)

            By Zhang, Rouran

            • RRP: $242.00
            • $242.00
            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            Chinese Heritage Sites and their Audiences provides a Chinese perspective on tourists' relationship to heritage. Contributing to ongoing debates within heritage and tourism studies, the book offers insights into how and why visitors engage with such sites. Drawing on interviews w...ith domestic tourists, local residents and heritage officials at the World Heritage sites of West Lake, Xidi and Hongcun, Zhang argues that tourists have agency: when they visit heritage sites, they are doing cultural, social and emotional work, whilst also negotiating cultural meanings. Providing an examination of the complex interactions between locals and tourists, the author then considers how tourists navigate and interpret heritage sites. Finally, Zhang examines whether government or locally controlled tourism enterprise is more effective in facilitating meaningful cultural interaction between tourists and locals. Overall, the book demonstrates the interrelation between tourism and heritage, and the tensions that are created when the ways in which sites are used differs to the expectations of UNESCO and national or regional site managers. Chinese Heritage Sites and their Audiences pays particular attention to ongoing debates about heritage performances, the importance of emotions and the agency of tourists and will thus appeal to academics and students engaged in the study of heritage, tourism, landscape architecture and anthropology.
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            ISBN 9781138624931
            Released AU 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Research on Museums and Heritage in Asia
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            Heritage Movements in Asia: Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics, and Identity
             

            Heritage Movements in Asia: Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics, and Identity (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Mozaffari, Ali; Jones, Tod

            Adapting the latest developments in the field of social movements, the chapters in this volume examine the formation, use and contestation of heritage by various official, non-official and activist players and the spaces where such ongoing negotiations and contestation take place....
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            ISBN 9781789204827
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            Language en
            Released AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Berghahn Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Explorations in Heritage Studies
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            Collecting and Museology
              

            Collecting and Museology (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

            • RRP: $323.50
            • $323.50
            • Pub Date
              1 Jan 20

            To celebrate the first ten years of the international forum Collecting and Display, as well as the launch of a dedicated series of publications Collecting Histories , in 2014, a conference dedicated to new directions in terms of collecting, display, visitor experience and the use... of modern media in today's museums was held at the museums of the ci
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            ISBN 9781527542280
            Released AU 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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