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Art and artifact : the museum as medium

Author: James Putnam
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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From cabinets of curiosities to assemblages of found objects and imitations of museum displays, artists have often turned their attention to the ideas and systems traditionally embodied in the museum display, archiving, classification, storage, curatorship which they have then appropriated, mimicked and reinterpreted in their own work. Citing a huge range of examples, James Putnam shows not only the ways in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Putnam, James.
Art and artifact.
London : Thames & Hudson, 2009
(OCoLC)653421808
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Putnam
ISBN: 9780500288351 0500288356
OCLC Number: 373480351
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction. Open the box --
Ch. I. museum effect --
Ch. II. Art or artifact --
Ch. III. Public inquiry --
Ch. IV. Framing the frame --
Ch. V. Curator/creator --
Ch. VI. On the inside --
Ch. VII. Without walls.
Other Titles: Art and artefact : the museum as medium
Responsibility: James Putnam.

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Citing a range of examples, this title shows the ways in which artists have been influenced by museum systems and made their works into simulations of the museum. It also shows how artists have  Read more...

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Explores how museum installations can affect the very nature and message of contemporary art. The many illustrations are a fascinating gallery of improbable projects. A gratifying survey of how Read more...

 
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