Museum Materialities

Objects, Engagements, Interpretations
Author: Sandra Dudley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136616543
Category: History
Page: 312
View: 6962
This is an innovative interdisciplinary book about objects and people within museums and galleries. It addresses fundamental issues of human sensory, emotional and aesthetic experience of objects. The chapters explore ways and contexts in which things and people mutually interact, and raise questions about how objects carry meaning and feeling, the distinctions between objects and persons, particular qualities of the museum as context for person-object engagements, and the active and embodied role of the museum visitor. Museum Materialities is divided into three sections – Objects, Engagements and Interpretations – and includes a foreword by Susan Pearce and an afterword by Howard Morphy. It examines materiality and other perceptual and ontological qualities of objects themselves; embodied sensory and cognitive engagements – both personal and across a wider audience spread – with particular objects or object types in a museum or gallery setting; notions of aesthetics, affect and wellbeing in museum contexts; and creative and innovative artistic and museum practices that seek to illuminate or critique museum objects and interpretations. Phenomenological and other approaches to embodied experience in an emphatically material world are current in a number of academic areas, most particularly strands of material culture studies within anthropology and cognate disciplines. Thus far, however, there has been no concerted application of this kind of approach to museum collections and interactions with them by museum visitors, curators, artists and researchers. Bringing together essays by scholars and practitioners from a wide disciplinary and international base, Museum Materialities seeks to make just such a contribution. In so doing it makes a valuable and original addition to the literature of both material culture studies and museum studies.

The Handbook of Fashion Studies

Author: Sandy Black,Amy de la Haye,Joanne Entwistle,Regina Root,Agnà ̈s Rocamora,Helen Thomas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472577434
Category: Design
Page: 656
View: 9291
The Handbook of Fashion Studies identifies an innovative spectrum of thematic approaches, key strands and interdisciplinary concepts that continue to push forward the boundaries of fashion studies. The book is divided into seven sections: Fashion, Identity and Difference; Spaces of Fashion; Fashion and Materiality; Fashion, Agency and Policy; Science, Technology and New fashion; Fashion and Time and, Sustainable Fashion in a Globalised world. Each section consists of approximately four essays authored by established researchers in the field from the UK, USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada and Australia. The essays are written by international subject specialists who each engage with their section's theme in the light of their own discipline and provide clear case-studies to further knowledge on fashion. This consistency provides clarity and permits comparative analysis. The handbook will be essential reading for students of fashion as well as professionals in the industry.

The Thing about Museums

Objects and Experience, Representation and Contestation
Author: Sandra Dudley,Amy Jane Barnes,Jennifer Binnie,Julia Petrov,Jennifer Walklate
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113663424X
Page: 416
View: 4238
The Things about Museums constitutes a unique, highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies. Taking varied perspectives and presenting a range of case studies, the chapters all address objects in the context of museums, galleries and/or the heritage sector more broadly. Specifically, the book deals with how objects are constructed in museums, the ways in which visitors may directly experience those objects, how objects are utilised within particular representational strategies and forms, and the challenges and opportunities presented by using objects to communicate difficult and contested matters. Topics and approaches examined in the book are diverse, but include the objectification of natural history specimens and museum registers; materiality, immateriality, transience and absence; subject/object boundaries; sensory, phenomenological perspectives; the museumisation of objects and collections; and the dangers inherent in assuming that objects, interpretation and heritage are ‘good’ for us.

The Poetics of Conflict Experience

Materiality and Embodiment in Second World War Italy
Author: Sarah De Nardi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315308851
Category: History
Page: 226
View: 5422
Seventy years after the end of the Second World War we still do not fully appreciate the intensity of the lived experience of people and communities involved in resistance movements and subjected to German occupation. Yet the enduring conjunction between individuals, things and place cannot be understated: from plaques on the wall to the beloved yellowing relics of private museums, materiality is paramount to any understanding of conflict experience and its poetics. This book reasserts the role of the senses, the imagination and emotion in the Italian war experience and its remembrance practices by tracing a cultural geography of the everyday material worlds of the conflict, and by digging deep into the multifaceted interweaving of place, person and conflict dynamics. Loneliness, displacement and paranoia were all emotional states shared by resistance activists and their civilian supporters. But what about the Fascists? And the Germans? In a civil war and occupation where shifting allegiances and betrayal were frequent, traditional binary codes of friend-foe cannot exist uncritically. This book incorporates these different actors’ perceptions, their competing and discordant materialities, and their shared – yet different – sense of loss and placelessness through witness accounts, storytelling and memoirs.

Revealing Meanings through Multi-Sensory Experience

A Paradigm Shift in Exhibition Display Culture
Author: Margaret Choi Kwan Lam
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656566542
Category: Art
Page: 31
View: 2527
Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Art - Miscellaneous, grade: Merit, Kingston University London (Kingston University London, in Partnership with the Design Museum, London, U.K.), course: MA Curating Contemporary Design, language: English, abstract: Displaying art objects in exhibition is not only an artistic expression in the heart of curating, but it is also an essential interface for curators to present stories and convey meanings. How to engage people beyond purely-visual-appeals is always a top-of-mind-question embedded in curators’ mind, and the discourse has become a major concern among pioneers in recent times. Over the decade, frontier exhibitioners were attempting to breakthrough from a purely vision-dominated museum culture. Some exhibition experiments were successful, and the movement has fundamentally changed the way curators think about exhibition-making, including the ultimate purpose of displaying objects. The paradigm shift actually rings the bells and requires contemporary curators to pay attention to. It is crucial to realize that the recent success was not only about the artistic sense of the artists, but it is also the revolutionary belief of the frontier curators that has made it happen. This essay aims to uncover the distinctive differences in the core beliefs of multi sensory approaches, in order to find out dynamic answers to new display strategies. Cases include: Partners (Haus DerHunst, Munich, 2003), Rain Room (Barbican Centre, London, 2010), and HeinerGoebbels-Stifter’s Dinge (Ambica P3, London, 2012).

Material turn: Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialität und Materialismus

Author: Imke Leicht,Christine Löw,Nadja Meisterhans,Katharina Volk
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3847404067
Category: Political Science
Page: 205
View: 7794
Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.

Aufmerksamkeit und Deutung

Author: Wilfred R. Bion
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783860995709
Category: Psychoanalytic interpretation
Page: 158
View: 8864

In Gärten

Profile aktueller europäischer Landschaftsarchitektur
Author: Udo Weilacher
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034608551
Category: Architecture
Page: 183
View: 6169
In den letzten zehn Jahren hat die Landschaftsarchitektur eine Fülle neuer Interpretationenüber die großen Themen der europäischen Gartenkunst hervorgebracht. Aus der intensiven Beschäftigung mit mehr als 25 einflussreichen Projekten entwirft Udo Weilacher ein Panorama der wichtigsten Tendenzen. Einer der Schwerpunkte, die anhand von Gärten und Parks aus Deutschland, der Schweiz, Frankreich, Spanien, Dänemark, Großbritannien und den Niederlanden behandelt werden, liegt auf der Zusammenarbeit zwischen Landschaftsarchitekten und Architekten. Auch Künstler wie Dani Karavan, der Architekturtheoretiker Charles Jencks und die Amerikanerin Kathryn Gustafson sind mit eigenen europäischen Arbeiten vertreten.

Religious Objects in Museums

Private Lives and Public Duties
Author: Crispin Paine
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 085785299X
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 4592
In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.

Religion und kulturelles Gedächtnis

zehn Studien
Author: Jan Assmann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406565908
Category: Memory
Page: 256
View: 9803
Through a commanding view extending over 5,000 years, Jan Assmann explores the connections between religion, culture and memory in ten essays.

Das semiologische Abenteuer

Author: Roland Barthes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518114414
Category: Discourse analysis
Page: 297
View: 9156


Author: Alois Riegl
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5877730533
Category: History
Page: 346
View: 5425

Quer durch Borneo

Author: Anton Willem Nieuwenhuis
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3861950286
Category: Borneo
Page: 592
View: 4612

Diesseits der Hermeneutik

die Produktion von Präsenz
Author: Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Publisher: N.A
Category: Aesthetics
Page: 189
View: 1481

Exhibition in the Making

Author: Wolfgang Fiel
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 3990436538
Category: Architecture
Page: 96
View: 7115
The exhibition offers insights into the development process of the traveling exhibition on architecture in Vorarlberg, which shall first be opened to the public in September at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald before visiting Austrian cultural venues all over the world. The volume contains the guiding principles, the isometrics of exhibition architecture as well as interviews with Renate Breuß, Christian Schützinger, Verena Konrad and Robert Fabach.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
View: 7679

Fetischismus und Kultur

eine andere Theorie der Moderne
Author: Hartmut Böhme
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fetishism
Page: 570
View: 2163

Geschichte der Sinne

von der Antike bis zum Cyberspace
Author: Robert Jütte
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406467677
Category: Perception
Page: 416
View: 6762

Epistemologie des Konkreten

Studien zur Geschichte der modernen Biologie
Author: Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biology
Page: 415
View: 5533


Vorlesungen über Ästhetik als allgemeine Wahrnehmungslehre
Author: Gernot Böhme
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783770536009
Category: Aesthetics
Page: 199
View: 8127