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Curating consciousness : mysticism and the modern museum

Author: Marcia Brennan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'Curating Consciousness', Marcia Brennan focuses on one of the transformational figures of 20th century curatorial culture, and the main protagonist of this (until now) unacknowledged curatorial practice.
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brennan, Marcia.
Curating consciousness.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)653388974
Named Person: James Johnson Sweeney; James Johnson Sweeney; James Johnson Sweeney; James Johnson Sweeney
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Brennan
ISBN: 9780262013789 0262013789
OCLC Number: 318534329
Description: xi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Modernism's mystical subjects: an introduction --
The nude descending a flowchart: Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and Marcel Duchamp --
Seeing the one "less seen": James Johnson Sweeney, in light of Marcel Duchamp --
Blood miracles and fire magic: the transmutational arts of Alberto Burri --
Illuminating the void, displaying the vision: Pierre Soulages --
Studies in self-creation and creative destruction: Jean Tinguely --
"A spark of light darting through empty space": Eduardo Chillida.
Responsibility: Marcia Brennan.

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