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The marvelous museum : orphans, curiosities & treasures : a Mark Dion project

Author: Mark Dion; D Graham Burnett; René De Guzman
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books ; Oakland : Oakland Museum of California, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Marvelous Museum, world-renowned aritst Mark Dion rexamines the concept of the museum by focusing on 'orphans'--items in a permanent collection that don't fit into traditional catagories.

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Named Person: Mark Dion; Mark Dion; Mark Dion
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Dion; D Graham Burnett; René De Guzman
ISBN: 9780811874519 0811874516
OCLC Number: 555675558
Notes: Issued in connection with an exhibition held Sept. 2010-Mar. 2011, Oakland Museum of California, curated by René de Guzman.
Description: 127 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 37 cm + 14 cards (chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm) in box (38 x 31 x 6 cm)
Contents: Introduction / by Lori Fogarty --
Time machine / by René de Guzman --
The irritated cloud / Mark Dion in conversation with Lawrence Weschler --
Epistemology and little bits of paper / by D. Graham Burnett --
California is nothing but an orphanage / by Rebecca Solnit --
Excavated histories of the Oakland Museums / Marjorie Schwarzer and others --
Case studies / M. Rebekah Otto and others --
Appendix of ephemera : a selection of material culture from the museum's archives.
Responsibility: introduction by Lori Fogarty ; with contributions by D. Graham Burnett [and others].

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"I like Dion's work...but the clincher is the excitement of the volume's visual and physical form." --Rick Posner, Observer, Print Magazine PRINT\"I like Dion\'s work...but the clincher is the Read more...

 
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