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Art, museums and touch

Art, museums and touch

Author: Fiona Candlin
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press : Distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Rethinking art's histories.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Challenges the traditions that privilege visual experience, demostrating that touch was, and still is, crucially important to museums and art history while arguing against ideas of touch as an unmediated and uncomplicated mode of learning.

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Genre/Form: Art
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Candlin
ISBN: 9780719079337 0719079330
OCLC Number: 609540926
Description: xii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : lines of enquiry --
Sensory separation and the founding of art history --
Art history, touch and gender --
Museum visitors and a changing sensory regime --
Curators, connoisseurs and expert object-handling --
Touch and access provision --
Touching modern and contemporary art --
Conclusion : some consequences.
Series Title: Rethinking art's histories.
Responsibility: Fiona Candlin.


Art Museums and Touch is a challenging riposte to museology and art history that emphasizes visual experience. -- .  Read more...


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