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Museum memories : history, technology, art

Author: Didier Maleuvre
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1999.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From its inception in the early nineteenth century, the museum has been more than a mere historical object; it has manufactured an image of history. The museum believes in history, yet it behaves as though history could be summarized and completed. This twofold process explains the paradoxical character of museums. They have been accused of being both too heavy with historical dust and too historically spotless,

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Didier Maleuvre
ISBN: 0804732027 9780804732024 0804736049 9780804736046
OCLC Number: 39508226
Description: xii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Museum Times --
2. Bringing the Museum Home: The Domestic Interior in the Nineteenth-Century --
3. Balzacana.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: Didier Maleuvre.
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The author shows how museum culture offers a unique vantage point on the 19th and 20th centuries' preoccupation with history and subjectivity, and demonstrates how the constitution of the aesthetic  Read more...


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