Collecting The New

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Author: Bruce Altshuler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400849357
Size: 47.65 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Collecting The New

by Bruce Altshuler, Collecting The New Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Collecting The New books, Collecting the New is the first book on the questions and challenges that museums face in acquiring and preserving contemporary art. Because such art has not yet withstood the test of time, it defies the traditional understanding of the art museum as an institution that collects and displays works of long-established aesthetic and historical value. By acquiring such art, museums gamble on the future. In addition, new technologies and alternative conceptions of the artwork have created special problems of conservation, while social, political, and aesthetic changes have generated new categories of works to be collected. Following Bruce Altshuler's introduction on the European and American history of museum collecting of art by living artists, the book comprises newly commissioned essays by twelve distinguished curators representing a wide range of museums. First considered are general issues including the acquisition process, and collecting by universal survey museums and museums that focus on modern and contemporary art. Following are groups of essays that address collecting in particular media, including prints and drawings, new (digital) media, and film and video; and national- and ethnic-specific collecting (contemporary art from Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and African-American art). The closing essay examines the conservation problems created by contemporary works--for example, what is to be done when deterioration is the artist's intent? The contributors are Christophe Cherix, Vishakha N. Desai, Steve Dietz, Howard N. Fox, Chrissie Iles and Henriette Huldisch, Pamela McClusky, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Lowery Stokes Sims, Robert Storr, Jeffrey Weiss, and Glenn Wharton.


Collecting The New Rare And Curious

Collecting the New  Rare and Curious PDF
Author: Philip Rashleigh
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 66.77 MB
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Category : Geology
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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Collecting The New Rare And Curious

by Philip Rashleigh, Collecting The New Rare And Curious Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Collecting The New Rare And Curious books, Mineral collectors made a significant contribution to the development of mineralogy as a science and the rich variety of specimens found in the South West of England enabled Cornish collectors to play a significant part in this process. This volume contains 168 letters selected from the correspondence of three eighteenth-century Cornishmen - Philip Rashleigh, the Reverend William Gregor, and John Hawkins - with other British and European researchers. It illustrates the motives of collectors and the ways in which improvements in identifying and studying minerals were made. The letters between Rashleigh and his nephew Pole Carew show the initial stage of acquiring and exchanging specimens. Other letters by all three men reveal their contribution to cataloguing and classifying minerals. The Introduction to the volume discusses the archives and letters, and sets out the broader historical and intellectual context in which the three collectors were active. A chronological list of all relevant letters in the three men's archives also provides a unique reference source.e men's archives also provides a unique reference source.e men's archives also provides a unique reference source.e men's archives also provides a unique reference source.


Collecting The New Rare And Curious

Collecting the New  Rare and Curious PDF
Author: Philip Rashleigh
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 53.30 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Geology
Languages : en
Pages : 246
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Collecting The New Rare And Curious

by Philip Rashleigh, Collecting The New Rare And Curious Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Collecting The New Rare And Curious books, Mineral collectors made a significant contribution to the development of mineralogy as a science and the rich variety of specimens found in the South West of England enabled Cornish collectors to play a significant part in this process. This volume contains 168 letters selected from the correspondence of three eighteenth-century Cornishmen - Philip Rashleigh, the Reverend William Gregor, and John Hawkins - with other British and European researchers. It illustrates the motives of collectors and the ways in which improvements in identifying and studying minerals were made. The letters between Rashleigh and his nephew Pole Carew show the initial stage of acquiring and exchanging specimens. Other letters by all three men reveal their contribution to cataloguing and classifying minerals. The Introduction to the volume discusses the archives and letters, and sets out the broader historical and intellectual context in which the three collectors were active. A chronological list of all relevant letters in the three men's archives also provides a unique reference source.e men's archives also provides a unique reference source.e men's archives also provides a unique reference source.e men's archives also provides a unique reference source.


Collecting The 20th Century

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Author: British Museum
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 62.70 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 64
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Collecting The New Naturalists Collins New Naturalist Library

Collecting the New Naturalists  Collins New Naturalist Library  PDF
Author: Tim Bernhard
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007413467
Size: 50.98 MB
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Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Collecting The New Naturalists Collins New Naturalist Library

by Tim Bernhard, Collecting The New Naturalists Collins New Naturalist Library Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Collecting The New Naturalists Collins New Naturalist Library books, Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. The Collins New Naturalist series is the longest-running and arguably the most influential natural history series in the world with over 120 volumes published in nearly 70 years.


Collecting For A New World

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Author: John W. Hessler
Publisher: Giles
ISBN: 9781911282396
Size: 10.65 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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by John W. Hessler, Collecting For A New World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Collecting For A New World books, A completely new and revealing story of Pre- and Post-Columbian art as told through over sixty extraordinary artefacts now in the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress.


Collecting The World

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Author: James Delbourgo
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718194446
Size: 79.38 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Collecting The World

by James Delbourgo, Collecting The World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Collecting The World books, Hans Sloane was a young doctor from Northern Ireland who made his way in London and eventually become physician to the king and much of London society. In his youth he made a defining visit to Jamaica, where he began collecting 'curiosities' of all kinds. He eventually became the centre of a worldwide network which allowed him to assemble the collections which became the core of the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the British Library. This is the first major biography of Sloane in 60 years. It explores not just the impact of an extraordinary man, but allows us a window onto the moment when the meaning of collections and collecting changed.


Re Collecting The Past

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Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144388930X
Size: 74.38 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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Re Collecting The Past

by Melissa Stewart, Re Collecting The Past Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Re Collecting The Past books, This collection explores the role of memoria histórica in its broadest sense, bringing together studies of narrative, theatre, visual expressions, film, television, and radio that provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural production in Spain in this regard. Employing a wide range of critical approaches to works that examine, comment on, and recreate events and epochs from the civil war to the present, the essays gathered here bring together research and intercultural memory to investigate half a century of cultural production, ranging from “high culture” to more popular productions, such as television series and graphic novels. A testament to the conflation of multiple silencings – be they of the defeated, victims of trauma or women – this project is about hearing the voices of the unheard and recovering their muted past.


Collecting The Imagination

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Author: Megan Barnard
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292714892
Size: 56.93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 132
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Collecting The Imagination

by Megan Barnard, Collecting The Imagination Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Collecting The Imagination books, The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin is one of the world's preeminent institutions for the study of literature, photography, and the humanities. The Ransom Center is renowned for its remarkable collections of literary manuscripts, rare books, photographs, art, and film and performing arts materials. Founded in 1957 with a core collection of rare books, the Ransom Center has expanded its holdings at a phenomenal rate, so that it now houses 36 million leaves of manuscripts, 1 million rare books, 5 million photographs, and one hundred thousand works of art. Among its most famous holdings are a Gutenberg Bible; the Helmut Gernsheim Collection, a major photohistorical archive that contains the world's first photograph (ca. 1826); the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library of Early English Literature; the Watergate papers of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein; the archive and costume collection of Robert De Niro; and the personal literary archives of hundreds of major twentieth-century writers, from Samuel Beckett and James Joyce to Tom Stoppard and Norman Mailer. This volume celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Harry Ransom Center. Staff members describe the Center's founding, the remarkable growth of its collections as part of a thoughtful and deliberate acquisition plan, and its extensive outreach to scholars, students, and the general public. They pay tribute to the leadership of Harry Ransom, who conceived the idea of a research center in the humanities that would be for the state of Texas what the Bibliothèque Nationale is for France. The authors also tell fascinating stories of how individual collections and archives were acquired, as well as some of the controversies and myths that have arisen as a result of the Ransom Center's liberal spending and rapid growth. Photographs of treasures from the Ransom Center and key figures in its history round out this lovely and authoritative volume.