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The Marvelous Museum [PDF / Epub] ☀ The Marvelous Museum ✍ Mark Dion – Thomashillier.co.uk What is the role of the museum in contemporary society Using the Oakland Museum of California as a case study artist Mark Dion examines how museum practices have shifted over time what these changes m What is the role of the museum in contemporary society Using the Oakland Museum of California as a case study artist Mark Dion examines how museum practices have shifted over time what these changes mean for objects in museum collections and what we The Marvelous PDF or can learn about our culture from what's included and what's abandoned Enclosed in a clamshell case and featuring fourteen specimen cards this deluxe volume brings the reader into Dion's process and reveals how the order of images can change one's perception of objects Contributions from celebrated writers including Lawrence Weschler and D Graham Burnett articulate Dion's uniue power of examination.

  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • The Marvelous Museum
  • Mark Dion
  • English
  • 21 April 2016
  • 9780811874519

2 thoughts on “The Marvelous Museum

  1. Lauren Lauren says:

    It's hard not to be impressed by this book I was lucky enough to find a copy at a library and when I saw it I was a little shocked The book is held by a box made to look like plywood and is large It's a perfect containerThe book is divided up into sections beginning with what is still my favourite a conversation between Mark Dion and Lawrence Weschler That conversation is the most philosophical part of the book as a lot of the rest focused on tangible elements of museums and in particular the buildings and collections that are part of specific museums in CaliforniaI'm not from California and know very little about it so some of the book was lost on me Nonetheless it was interesting and the California specific details can easily be understood in the context of the whole subject of museums history and colonialism I actually wished some of the later sections were a bit clear on the role of colonialism on early American museums I didn't know much about expeditions like Snow's and find it kind of horrifying to read about In that way this book didn't go far enough though I also appreciate that it wants to pose a lot of information to its viewer and allow them to generate their own ideas Overall this is a very beautiful and interesting book For me it didn't go uite far enough with ideas in the second half of its written content but it's still very worth a read I hadn't encountered Mark Dion's work or writing prior to this but I'm hoping I'll be able to seeread some

  2. Mills College Library Mills College Library says:

    7092 D592m 2010

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