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On exhibit : Victorians and their museums

Author: Barbara J Black
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Series: Victorian literature and culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why did the Victorians collect with such a vengeance and exhibit in museums? Focusing on this key nineteenth-century enterprise, Barbara J. Black illuminates British culture of the period by examining the cultural power that this collecting and exhibiting possessed. Through its museums, she argues, Victorian London constructed itself as a world city." "While On Exhibit provides analysis of Victorian society, it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara J Black
ISBN: 0813918979 9780813918976
OCLC Number: 41564908
Description: viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The museum crowd : fragments shored against their ruin --
Fugitive articulation of an all-obliterated tongue : Edward FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and the politics of collecting --
Acquired taste : the museum enterprise comes home --
A gallery of readings : rendezvous in the museum --
"The works on the wall must take their chance" : a poetics of acquisition --
An empire's great expectations : the museum in decline --
Coda : in Freud's study.
Series Title: Victorian literature and culture series.
Responsibility: Barbara J. Black.

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Focusing on the key 19th-century enterprise of collecting in museums, this work seeks to illuminate British culture of the period by examining the power that this collecting and exhibiting possessed.  Read more...

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