One important function of museums was their disciplinary effect – the ways in
which they acted as spaces in which the ... In the museum, reality would be
allowed to speak for itself in a way it could not in the chaotic spaces of everyday life.
Author: Julian Brigstocke
Category: Social Science
Could the vitality of embodied experience create a foundation for a new form of revolutionary authority? The Life of the City is a bold and innovative reassessment of the early urban avant-garde movements that sought to re-imagine and reinvent the experiential life of the city. Constructing a ground-breaking theoretical analysis of the relationships between biological life, urban culture, and modern forms of biopolitical ’experiential authority’, Julian Brigstocke traces the failed attempts of Parisian radicals to turn the ’crisis of authority’ in late nineteenth-century Paris into an opportunity to invent new forms of urban commons. The most comprehensive account to date of the spatial politics of the literary, artistic and anarchist groups that settled in the Montmartre area of Paris after the suppression of the 1871 Paris Commune, The Life of the City analyses the reasons why laughter emerged as the unlikely tool through which Parisian bohemians attempted to forge a new, non-representational biopolitics of sensation. Ranging from the carnivalesque performances of artistic cabarets such as the Chat Noir to the laughing violence of anarchist terrorism, The Life of the City is a timely analysis of the birth of a carnivalesque politics that remains highly influential in contemporary urban movements.
A growing number of other folklife documentation projects leading to museum
activities are under way in New York ... of play in New York City are being
addressed in a comprehensive project, “City Play,” of the folklife organization City
Author: C. Kurt Dewhurst
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
This cutting-edge new book is the replacement for Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings which was published nearly thirty years ago in 1987. The editors of that volume, Patricia Hall and Charlie Seemann, are now joined by C. Kurt Dewhurst as a third editor, for this book which includes updates to the still-relevant and classic essays and articles from the earlier text and features new pioneering pieces by some of today’s most outstanding scholars and practitioners, to provide a more current overview of the field and addressing contemporary issues. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretical insights, practical applications, topical case studies (focusing on particular subject matter areas and specific cultural groups), accompanied by up-to-date “resources” and “suggested readings” sections. Each essay is preceded by an explanatory headnote contextualizing the essay and includes illustrative photographs.
The marked difference between the external forms of life in England and on the
Continent results from the fact that the Island ... I submit these few remarks merely
for the purpose of explaining why it is that travel for study in the large cities of ...
The opportunities for work and leisure that attract people to the big town or city
have once again to be dispersed over many urban centers. In other words, the “
residual value” of community life in small towns, nascent in the museum life we
Author: Ian Jones
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Business & Economics
Traditionally, city museums have been keepers of city history. Many have been exercises in nostalgia, reflecting city pride. However, a new generation of museums focuses increasingly on the city's present and future as well as its past, and on the city in all of its diversity, challenges, and possibilities. Above all, these museums are gateways to understanding the city—our greatest and most complex creation and the place where half the world's population now lives. In this book, experts in the field explore this 'new' city museum and the challenge of contributing positively to city development.
Author: Michaela GiebelhausenPublish On: 2003-11-08
Layer upon layer, past times preserve themselves in the city until life itself is
finally threatened with suffocation: then, in sheer defense, modern man invents
the museum. (Lewis Mumford)1 In The Culture of Cities, Lewis Mumford
Author: Michaela Giebelhausen
Publisher: Manchester University Press
This volume examines the meaning of museum architecture in the urban environment, considering important issues such as forms of civic representation, urban regeneration of and cultural tourism and the museumification of the city itself.
do not see in art museums – and on what terms and Do you not think that in a
splendid gallery ... all by whose authority we do ... Modern museums are equally
imposing archi- relations of everyday life and look at themselves and tecturally
Author: Malcolm Miles
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Social Science
From Simmel and Burgess, to Zukin, Fainstein and Soja this title presents classic and contemporary writing on the culture of cities. Themes include: culture and technologies; everyday lives; contesting identity; boundaries and transgressions; utopias and dystopias, and possible urban futures.
each. other: museums. and. older. members. of. the. community. -. the. People's.
Story. Sandra. Marwick. It is 2.45 p.m. ... to 'maximize the opportunities for life-
long learning provided by the collections of Edinburgh City Museums and
Author: Eilean Hooper-Greenhill
Publisher: Psychology Press
This volume considers in depth the most up-to-date approaches to museum communication - museums as media, museums and audience and the evaluation of museums.
... the museum, just like Mayor Lindsay could borrow a Picasso etching from
MoMA to decorate his office at City Hall.29 MUSE ceased operations after the
Children's Museum reopened, but other museums that began life in temporary
Author: Joseph P. Viteritti
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Summer in the City takes a clear look at John Lindsay’s tenure as mayor of New York City during the tumultuous 1960s, when President Lyndon Johnson launched his ambitious Great Society Program. Providing an even-handed reassessment of Lindsay’s legacy and the policies of the period, the essays in this volume skillfully dissect his kaleidoscope of progressive ideas and approach to leadershipâ€”all set in a perfect storm of huge demographic changes, growing fiscal stress, and an unprecedented commitment by the federal government to attain a more equal society. Compelling archival photos and a timeline give readers a window into the mythic 1960s, a period animated by civil rights marches, demands for black power, antiwar demonstrations, and a heroic intergovernmental effort to redistribute national resources more evenly. Written by prize-winning authors and leading scholars, each chapter covers a distinct aspect of Lindsay’s mayoralty (politics, race relations, finance, public management, architecture, economic development, and the arts), while Joseph P. Viteritti’s introductory and concluding essays offer an honest and nuanced portrait of Lindsay and the prospects for shaping more balanced public priorities as New York City ushers in a new era of progressive leadership. The volume’s sharp focus on the controversies of the Mad Men era will appeal not only to older readers who witnessed its explosive events, but also to younger readers eager for a deeper understanding of the time. A progressive Republican with bold ideals and a fervent belief in the American Dream, Lindsay strove to harness the driving forces of modernization, democratization, acculturation, inclusion, growth, and social justice in ways that will inform our thinking about the future of the city. Contributors: Lizabeth Cohen, Paul Goldberger, Brian Goldstein, Geoffrey Kabaservice, Mariana Mogilevich, Charles R. Morris, David Rogers, Clarence Taylor, and Joseph P. Viteritti
Museums. he storm never quite seems to break, and it's unsettling. I fiddle about
with the papers and books on my desk, ... Well aware of their personal
magnificence, of their role in the life and public image of the city, the museums
seem to ...
... the streets of peninsular Charleston reveals his- tory's palpable impact on the
shape of life in the contemporary city. South Carolina's oldest urban place,
Charleston, has been known as the “Holy City” because of the many church
Author: Max A. van Balgooy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In this landmark guide, nearly two dozen essays by scholars, educators, and museum leaders suggest the next steps in the interpretation of African American history and culture from the colonial period to the twentieth century at history museums and historic sites. This diverse anthology addresses both historical research and interpretive methodologies, including investigating church and legal records, using social media, navigating sensitive or difficult topics, preserving historic places, engaging students and communities, and strengthening connections between local and national history. Case studies of exhibitions, tours, and school programs from around the country provide practical inspiration, including photographs of projects and examples of exhibit label text. Highlights include: Amanda Seymour discusses the prevalence of "false nostalgia" at the homes of the first five presidents and offers practical solutions to create a more inclusive, nuanced history. Dr. Bernard Powers reveals that African American church records are a rich but often overlooked source for developing a more complete portrayal of individuals and communities. Dr. David Young, executive director of Cliveden, uses his experience in reinterpreting this National Historic Landmark to identify four ways that people respond to a history that has been too often untold, ignored, or appropriated—and how museums and historic sites can constructively respond. Dr. Matthew Pinsker explains that historic sites may be missing a huge opportunity in telling the story of freedom and emancipation by focusing on the underground railroad rather than its much bigger "upper-ground" counterpart. Martha Katz-Hyman tackles the challenges of interpreting the material culture of both enslaved and free African Americans in the years before the Civil War by discussing the furnishing of period rooms. Dr. Benjamin Filene describes three "micro-public history" projects that lead to new ways of understanding the past, handling source limitations, building partnerships, and reaching audiences. Andrea Jones shares her approach for engaging students through historical simulations based on the "Fight for Your Rights" school program at the Atlanta History Center. A exhibit on African American Vietnam War veterans at the Heinz History Center not only linked local and international events, but became an award-winning model of civic engagement. A collaboration between a university and museum that began as a local history project interpreting the Scottsboro Boys Trial as a website and brochure ended up changing Alabama law. A list of national organizations and an extensive bibliography on the interpretation of African American history provide convenient gateways to additional resources.
This vision of Moore ascending the steps of the New York Public Library or
gliding past an austere museum entrance fits her persona as a poet at home in
the rich cultural life of the city: For whom the grim museums will behave like
Author: Karin Roffman
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the majority of women were forced to seek their education outside the walls of American universities. Many turned to museums and libraries, for their own enlightenment, for formal education, and also for their careers. In Roffman’s close readings of four modernist writers—Edith Wharton, Nella Larsen, Marianne Moore, and Ruth Benedict—she studied the that modernist women writers were simultaneously critical of and shaped by these institutions. From the Modernist Annex offers new and critically significant ways of understanding these writers and their texts, the distribution of knowledge, and the complicated place of women in modernist institutions.
SELLING POINTS: * Pullout alphabet poster : A - Z museums * UK debut of an extraordinary new author-illustrator * Very distinctive, quirky style of humour * Each beautifully illustrated page covered with incredible details to spot * Adult ...
Author: Linda Sarah
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A ridiculously wacky and hugely entertaining picture book jam-packed with detail. You will find yourself poring over the pages for hours. Mi lives in Museum City. With so many museums to visit, you would think Mi would have lots to do. But he's bored and lonely; the city is full of museums about uninteresting things and the people who own these uninteresting things. But a beautiful sound leads him to Yu (a big, tall thing) and together they try to persuade the Mayor to open museums about some of the more enjoyable things in life, such as 'The Museum of Starlit Benches Arranged at Different Heights for Pebble-Dropping and Other Fun Things'. Will they succeed and revolutionise Museum City? SELLING POINTS: * Pullout alphabet poster : A - Z museums * UK debut of an extraordinary new author-illustrator * Very distinctive, quirky style of humour * Each beautifully illustrated page covered with incredible details to spot * Adult gift appeal * Linda Sarah will be making her festival debut at the Edinburgh International Book Festival * Plans for subsequent books featuring other crazy characters from the world of Museum City * Next in the series: 'Nu and the Museum of Lost Things from Fart Away Places' AUTHOR: Linda Sarah grew up dreaming of being a fire-fighter. That was before she ran away to Paris, working as a singer and piano player while raising her son. She returned to Britain and got her Fine Art degree at the Slade School of Fine Art, whilst working as a waitress and a few other small things, like running creative workshops for young people in Tower Hamlets who were going to be re-housed. These experiences were just brilliant and inspiring and full of huge amounts of giggling and models made from string, glue, paper, ridiculousness and imagination.
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des Jacobins FLORENCE, ITALY ... CITY, MEXICO Fundación Televisa MAIN MUSEUMS CONTAINING AZTEC COLLECTIONS HANDBOOK TO LIFE IN THE ...
Author: Manuel Aguilar-Moreno
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Since its violent dissolution in 1521, the Aztec Empire of Mexico has continually intrigued us. Recent discoveries resulting from the excavation of the Templo Mayor in the heart of Mexico City have taught us even more about this fascinating culture. The increasing recognition that the achievements of Mesoamerican civilizations were among the most sophisticated of the ancient world has led to a demand for introductions to the basic methods and theories of scholars working throughout the region. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World gathers the results from recent archaeological discoveries and scholarly research into a single accessible volume. Organized thematically, the handbook covers all aspects of life in the Aztec world: Mesoamerican civilizations and Aztec archeology; evolution of Aztec civilization; geography of the Aztec world; society and government; religion, cosmology, and mythology; funerary beliefs and customs; Aztec art; Aztec architecture; Nahuatl literature; the calendar, astronomy, and mathematics; economy, industry, and trade; daily life; the Aztec after conquest and today. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography, and more than 165 original line drawings, photographs, and maps complement the text. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World provides all the essential information required by anyone interested in Aztec history or culture.
Since its founding in 1901 , the DUP has established an impressive museum on
Salt Lake City ' s DINOSAURS Capitol Hill ... the North PERFORMING ARTS
American Museum of Ancient Life at The Utah Travel Council as well as regional
Author: Allan Kent Powell
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
This is the most comprehensive guidebook to the state of Utah, with information on historic attractions, festivals, cultural events, outdoor activities, accommodations, and restaurants. 139 photos. 9 maps.
... intended oppositions: museums shopping, art 'life. high low. museums have
consistently created a platform for viewing and experiencing the city. The Rodin Museum proposes a building that rcframes the museum as visual platform vis-â-
Author: Kevin Kennon
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
"Kohn Pedersen Fox's jewel-like glass pavilion for the Rodin Museum evolved from the search to create a home for two seminal bronzes, The Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais, by Auguste Rodin. The tension created between the two pieces suggests gesture and dance, which architect Kevin Kennon interepreted as a kind of pas de deux between two glass walls. To heighten the experience of the museum as a place of contemplation and spirituality, the space is suffused in light with glass walls and ceilings of varying degrees of translucency. The serene space, far removed from the bustle of the Seoul business district, blurs the difference between West and East, between art and commerce, and between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The city as museum? The question: can a city be both museum and town?, the
commonly voiced opinion: no. The city is a living, ... As a museum, the city gains a
singular identity in contrast to the underlying complexity of urban life. Colonial ...
Author: Aylin Orbasli
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Tourists in Historic Towns examines the relationship of culture, heritage, conservation and tourism development in historic towns and urban centres, debating the impacts of tourism on historic towns and the role tourism plays in conservation and urban continuity. The main focus of the book is medium sized historic towns and historic quarters which are attractive to the tourist market, but historic quarters in large cities and smaller rural settlements are not excluded. Alongside over a hundred examples of historic towns, five historic towns are discussed as case studies: Granada, Spain; York, England; Mdina, Malta; Antalya, Turkey and Quedlingburg, Germany.
Believing that the European treasures and aristocratic standards of art in museums could paralyze the contemporary ... Dana argued that the museum,
after surveying the industrial and artistic life of the city, should carefully select the
Author: Miles Orvell
Publisher: UNC Press Books
In this classic study of the relationship between technology and culture, Miles Orvell demonstrates that the roots of contemporary popular culture reach back to the Victorian era, when mechanical replications of familiar objects reigned supreme and realism dominated artistic representation. Reacting against this genteel culture of imitation, a number of artists and intellectuals at the turn of the century were inspired by the machine to create more authentic works of art that were themselves "real things." The resulting tension between a culture of imitation and a culture of authenticity, argues Orvell, has become a defining category in our culture. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new preface by the author, looking back on the late twentieth century and assessing tensions between imitation and authenticity in the context of our digital age. Considering material culture, photography, and literature, the book touches on influential figures such as writers Walt Whitman, Henry James, John Dos Passos, and James Agee; photographers Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White; and architect-designers Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright.
A Study about the Space Based Story-Telling for Exhibition of Literature Museum
Dong-hwan Yoo and Hyo-min Kim ... exhibition venue but also complex cultural
facilities since spectators consider museums as experiential space of leisure life.
Author: Tai-hoon Kim
This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conferences, BSBT, MulGraB and IUrC 2012, held as part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2012, Gangneung, Korea, in December 2012. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focus on the various aspects of multimedia, computer graphics and broadcasting, bio-science and bio-technology, and intelligent urban computing.
Although the atmosphere inside city centre buildings is less polluted than that
outside , the presence of pollutants indoors can still be a problem . This is
particularly true for museums and art galleries . When London's National Gallery
moved to ...
Author: Anthony R. Butler
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
This book covers many of the topics relating to nitric oxide, with the aim of finding out why such a simple molecule can do so much.