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Museum Through A Lens

Author : Susan Snell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215355152
Genre : Art
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Visit the Natural History Museum 100 years ago. Featuring a wealth of stunning black-and-white photographs from the Museum's archives, this book offers a real flavor of life at one of London's oldest and most famous visitor attractions, from Victorian times until just after World War II. The book focuses on the unusual events that have taken place over the years, the characters working at and visiting the Museum, and of course the remarkable specimens. The photographs go back as far as the 1880s, the earliest years of the Museum, when only a few horse-drawn carriages plied the streets of South Kensington and elephants and gorillas from distant parts of the British Empire were exhibited for the first time. In later years the Museum gardens were to be dug over for vegetable production during World War II and whale carcasses were buried in the grounds to allow the flesh to rot away. Ranging from the amazing to the amusing, the images are evocative and brimming with period detail. The authors are senior archivists and well placed to share their knowledge of the stories that lie behind the silver-nitrate surface of the old photographic prints.
Category: Art

Refocusing Ethnographic Museums Through Oceanic Lenses

Author : Philipp Schorch
ISBN : 9780824883010
Genre : Art
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Refocusing Ethnographic Museums through Oceanic Lenses offers a collaborative ethnographic investigation of Indigenous museum practices in three Pacific museums located at the corners of the so-called Polynesian triangle: Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Hawai‘i; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; and Museo Antropológico Padre Sebastián Englert, Rapa Nui. Since their inception, ethnographic museums have influenced academic and public imaginations of other cultural-geographic regions, often resulting Euro-Americentric projection of anthropological imaginations has come under intense pressure, as seen in recent debates and conflicts around the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, Germany. At the same time, (post)colonial renegotiations in former European and American colonies, such as the cases in this book, have initiated dramatic changes to anthropological approaches through Indigenous museum practices. The book shapes a dialogue between both situations—Euro-Americentric myopia and Oceanic perspectives—by offering historically informed, ethnographic insights into Indigenous museum practices grounded in Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, and cosmologies. In doing so, the book employs Oceanic lenses that help to reframe Pacific collections in, and the production of public understandings through, ethnographic museums in Europe and the Americas. Following this line of reasoning, Refocusing Ethnographic Museums sets out to offer insights into Indigenous museologies across Oceania to recalibrate ethnographic museums, collections, and practices through Indigenous Oceanic approaches and perspectives. This, in turn, should assist any museum scholar and professional in rethinking and redoing their respective institutional settings, intellectual frameworks, and museum processes when dealing with Oceanic affairs; and, more broadly, in doing the “epistemic work” needed to confront “coloniality,” not only as a political problem or ethical obligation, but “as an epistemology, as a politics of knowledge.” A distinctive feature is the book’s layered coauthorship and multi-vocality, drawing on a collaborative approach that has put the (widespread) philosophical commitment to dialogical inquiry into (seldom) practice by systematically co-constituting ethnographic knowledge. In doing so, the book shapes an “ethnographic kaleidoscope,” proposing the metaphor of the kaleidoscope as a way of encouraging fluid ethnographic engagements to avoid the impulse to solidify and enclose differences, and remain open to changing ethnographic meanings, positions, performances, and relationships. The coauthors collaboratively mobilize Oceanic eyes, bodies, and sovereignties, thus enacting an ethnographic kaleidoscopic process and effect aimed at refocusing ethnographic museums through Oceanic lenses.
Category: Art

Through The Lens

Author :
ISBN : 1876907266
Genre : Photography
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Max Dupain, a famous Australian photographer well known for his architectural photography, once said words to the effect: A photographer of architecture takes the building cycle full circle in reducing a completed building to a similar scale of the orig
Category: Photography

1970s Glasgow

Author : Glasgow Museums
ISBN : 1840335424
Genre : Glasgow (Scotland)
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In 1975 Partick Camera Club produced a photographic survey of Partick. The resultant exhibition brought them to the attention of Elspeth King, at that time curator at the People's Palace. Published in association with Glasgow Museums, this book is a selection of these photos taken 35 years ago and shows life as it was.
Category: Glasgow (Scotland)

Lake Of The Woods

Author : Carl G. Linde
ISBN : 0968640826
Genre : Lake of the Woods Region
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Category: Lake of the Woods Region

Art History Through The Camera S Lens

Author : Helene E. Roberts
ISBN : 9781134304455
Genre : Art
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Art

Historical Archaeology Through A Western Lens

Author : Mark S. Warner
ISBN : 9781496200358
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The mythic American West, with its perilous frontiers, big skies, and vast resources, is frequently perceived as unchanging and timeless. The work of many western-based historical archaeologists over the past decade, however, has revealed narratives that often sharply challenge that timelessness. Historical Archaeology Through a Western Lens reveals an archaeological past that is distinct to the region--but not in ways that popular imagination might suggest. Instead, this volume highlights a western past characterized by rapid and ever-changing interactions between diverse groups of people across a wide range of environmental and economic situations. The dynamic and unpredictable lives of western communities have prompted a constant challenging and reimagining of both individual identities and collective understandings of their position within a broader national experience. Indeed, the archaeological West is one clearly characterized by mobility rather than stasis. The archaeologies presented in this volume explore the impact of that pervasive human mobility on the West--a world of transience, impermanence, seasonal migration, and accelerated trade and technology at scales ranging from the local to the global. By documenting the challenges of both local community-building and global networking, they provide an archaeology of the West that is ultimately from the West.
Category: HISTORY

Trafalgar 200 Through The Lens Queen Elizabeth Ii 80th Birthday Edition

Author : DP Kilfeather
ISBN : 9780955300400
Genre : Trafalgar 200 (Anniversary celebration)
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DP Kilfeather documents Admiral Lord Nelson’s Battle of Trafalgar 200 year celebrations. 400 stunning, unique and sometimes controversial photographs of participating Royalty, Admirals, sailors, people, ships, tall-ships, warships and submarines of the world.
Category: Trafalgar 200 (Anniversary celebration)

America Through The Lens

Author : Martin W. Sandler
ISBN : 9781466869097
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."-Lewis Hine A stunning view of America as captured by groundbreaking photographers American history is punctuated by defining moments-some proud, some tragic, some beautiful. Photography has made it possible for these moments to be captured and shared with the public. As the craft has evolved from unwieldy glass negatives to digital imagery, the photographs themselves have changed the way we see the world. From Mathew Brady's startling Civil War photographs to NASA's stunning images of the universe, America Through the Lens by Martin W. Sandler highlights twelve photographers whose work has truly changed the nation.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Kirby S Wonderful And Eccentric Museum Or Magazine Of Remarkable Characters Including All The Curiosities Of Nature And Art From The Remotest Period To The Present Time Drawn From Every Authentic Source Illustrated With One Hundred And Twenty Four Engravings Chiefly Taken From Rare And Curious Prints Or Original Drawings

Author : R. S. Kirby
ISBN : UCAL:B2985903
Genre : Characters and characteristics
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Category: Characters and characteristics

Through The Lens

Author : Mary Anne Redding
ISBN : UOM:39076002867252
Genre : History
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This award-winning book--published in 1993--was the first published collection of Gustave Baumann's stunning oeuvre.
Category: History

Food And Museums

Author : Nina Levent
ISBN : 9781474262255
Genre : Social Science
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Museums of all kinds – art, history, culture, science centers and heritage sites – are actively engaging with food through exhibitions, collections, and stories about food production, consumption, history, taste, and aesthetics. Food also plays a central role in their food courts, restaurants, cafes, gardens, and gift shops. Food and Museums is the first book to explore the diverse, complex relationship between museums and food. This edited collection features theoretical analysis from cultural historians, anthropologists, neuroscientists, and food studies scholars; interviews with museum professionals, artists and chefs; and critical case studies from a wide range of cultural institutions and museums to establish an interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of the role of food in museums. Exploring the richness and complexity of sensory, cultural, social, and political significance of food today as well as in the past, the book demonstrates how food is changing the current museological landscape. A fascinating look at contemporary museums through the lens of food, this is an essential read for students and researchers in museum studies, food studies, cultural studies, and sensory studies as well as museum and food professionals.
Category: Social Science

From Ancient To Modern

Author : Chi, Jennifer Y., and Pedro Azara, eds.
ISBN : 9780691166469
Genre : Art
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As archaeologists unearth the past, they seek meaning or purpose for the objects they uncover by looking at the objects themselves and their archaeological context. Art historians, on the other hand, primarily focus on aesthetics, asking why a particular object stimulates our senses, and what that tells us about ourselves. From Ancient to Modern offers a lens for understanding ancient objects through the perspectives and processes of both archaeology and aesthetics, and, in so doing, illuminates the multiple layers of meaning that a single object can take on—sometimes simultaneously—over the course of its existence. This beautifully illustrated volume is the accompanying catalog for the exhibition at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and focuses on fifty objects from three iconic sites in the ancient Near East: Ur, Diyala, and Kish. The excavation, unique characteristics, and transformative journey of each object—from archaeological artifact to aesthetic item—are examined. Select contemporary artworks are also considered in the investigation of how ancient objects acquire meaning in the present day. Contributors include Kim Benzel, Jennifer Chi, Jean Evans, Lynn Grant, Jack Green, William Hafford, Marc Marin, Naomi Miller, Holly Pittman, Clemens Reichel, Karen Wilson, and Richard Zettler.
Category: Art

Ancient Bronzes Through A Modern Lens

Author : Susanne Ebbinghaus
ISBN : 9780300207798
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This publication brings together prominent art historians, conservators, and scientists to discuss fresh approaches to the study of ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern works of bronze. Featuring significant bronzes from the Harvard Art Museums’ holdings as well as other museum collections, the volume’s eight essays present technical and formal analyses in a format that will be useful for both general readers and students of ancient art. The text provides an overview of ancient manufacturing processes as well as modern methods of scientific examination, and it focuses on objects as diverse as large-scale statuary and more utilitarian armor, vessels, and lamps. Filling a current gap in the art historical literature, this book offers a much-needed, accessible introduction to ancient bronzes.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Gotham Comes Of Age

Author : Peter Simmons
ISBN : 0764909061
Genre : Photography
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"Arranged thematically, the photographs showcased here are but a sampling from about 22,000 images produced by the Byron Company's New York City commercial studio over a 50-year period. And for 40 of those years, Mrs. Joseph Byron oversaw the photo-printing work for what is usually thought of as a father-and-son enterprise. The Museum of the City of New York acquired the negatives and prints when the firm closed in 1942. Three earlier books on the Byron Collection failed to show the breadth of the collection, which was recently revealed during an archiving project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. With their large-format cameras, the Byrons went beyond the sheltered world of the upper classes in their elegant houses and ocean liners. Also included are documentary images of Lower East Side tenements, recently arrived steerage passengers, and the African American neighborhood west of Columbus Circle. The reproduction quality here is excellent, and the interpretive captions lend meaning to these definitive views of early 20th-century New York City. Highly recommended for photography, architecture, and urban studies collections. Kathleen Collins, Bank of America Archives, San Francisco"--Library Journal
Category: Photography

Pottery Politics Art

Author : Richard D. Mohr
ISBN : 0252027892
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Understanding the passions fueling three of America's most provocative potters Pottery, Politics, Art uses the medium of clay to explore the nature of spectacle, bodies, and boundaries. The book analyzes the sexual and social obsessions of three of America's most intense potters, artists who used the liminal potentials of clay to explore the horrors and delights of our animal selves. The book revives from undeserved obscurity the far-southern Illinois potting brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick (1814-90, 1828-96) and examines the significance of the haunting, witty, and grotesque wares of the brothers' Anna Pottery (1859-96). The book then traces the Kirkpatricks' decisive influence on a central figure in the American arts and crafts movement, George Ohr (1857-1918), known as "the Mad Potter of Biloxi" and arguably America's greatest potter. Finally, the book gives a new reading to Ohr's contorted yet lyrical and ecstatic works. Abundant full-color and black-and-white photographs illustrate this remarkable art, with images of many Kirkpatrick and Ohr works being published here for the first time.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Handbook Of Interior Architecture And Design

Author : Graeme Brooker
ISBN : 9781472539045
Genre : Design
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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
Category: Design