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Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display [Kindle Edition]

Ivan Karp , Steven D. Lavine

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Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors—museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and anthropology—represent a variety of stances on the role of museums and their function as intermediaries between the makers of art or artifacts and the eventual viewers.

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Offers information from the conference entitled "Poetics and politics of representation" on setting up museum displays.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3913 KB
  • Print Length: 481 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1560980214
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Books (11 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006Q2GJLU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #310,578 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars This anthology examines the political implications inherent in the cultural ... 28 Aug. 2014
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This anthology examines the political implications inherent in the cultural assumptions, aesthetic values, and exhibitory contexts that are implicit in the choices governing the display of art and artifacts, with museums as intermediaries between the makers/users of artifacts and exhibit viewers. The book emphasizes the need for contributions from exhibited cultures, deeper expertise in non-Western and minority culture, and experimental exhibition design that allows for multiple perspectives and a metacritical admission of the curator’s agency.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Author Patrick Houlihan Embezzled from Southwest Museum 13 Mar. 2014
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Seriously? This book was recommended to me by a colleague. Had I known that the "scholarship" included an extensive essay by Patrick Houlihan who embezzled over 3 million dollars + of Native American Artifacts from the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles as well as American Paintings and Jewelry. Numerous artifacts were highly sensitive religious objects. He personally used the proceeds to purchase a home in Arizona. Not hardly an author of repute. He is a convicted felon.
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3.0 out of 5 stars good condition, but not very helpful 15 Mar. 2012
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The book came on time, even before expected, and it was in great condition. It almost didn't look like a used book. The book itself, though, wasn't all that helpful. I'm a student working on a museum design and it didn't give me as much information as I wouldve liked. It was very specific to certain types/areas. I was looking for something a little more general.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, great service 21 Dec. 2009
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The book arrived in excellent condition. Kudos
This item is highly recommended for those whose focus is representation on immaterial cultures in museums
6 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exhibiting cultures 25 May 2000
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excellent compilation, although spencer r crew and james e sims' article 'locating authenticity: fragments of a dialogue' can be repetitive, it makes excellent points in the section 'some locations of authenticity'.
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