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The Resource Museum architecture : a new biography, Suzanne Macleod, (electronic book)

Museum architecture : a new biography, Suzanne Macleod, (electronic book)

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Museum architecture : a new biography
Title
Museum architecture
Title remainder
a new biography
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Macleod
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of museum building around the world and the subsequent development of a body of research to understand the myriad issues. Museum Architecture: A New Biography focuses on the stories we tell of museum buildings in order to explore the nature of museum architecture and the problems of architectural history when applied to the museum and gallery. Starting from a detailed discussion of the key issues in contemporary museum design, the book explores the role of architectural history in the prioritization of specific stories of museum building and museum architects and the exclusion of other actors from the history of museum making. These omissions have contemporary relevance and impact directly on the ways in which the physical structures of museums are shaped. Theoretically, the book places a particular emphasis on the work of Henri Lefebvre in order to establish an understanding of buildings as social relations; the outcome of complex human interactions and relationships.The book utilizes a micro history, an in-depth case study of the "National Gallery of the North", the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, to expose the myriad ways in which museum architecture is made. Coupled with this detailed exploration is an emphasis on contemporary museum design which utilises the understanding of the social realities of museum making developed above to explore ideas for a socially sustainable museum architecture fit for the 21st century"--
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Macleod, Suzanne
Dewey number
727/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6690
LC item number
.M33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest (Firm)
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Museum architecture
Label
Museum architecture : a new biography, Suzanne Macleod, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Telling stories of museum architecture -- "Hobson's Choice": art and grog in Liverpool -- "It is, of course, very easy to make merry over the Alderman in Art": the 1930s extension and renovation -- Ration cards, food hordes and art: occupation by friendly forces and the battle for liberation 1939-1951 -- Art (and architecture) in a city: ambition, illusion and revolution -- The social architecture of museums
Control code
EBC1170320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 237 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780415529044
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill., plans.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Museum architecture : a new biography, Suzanne Macleod, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Telling stories of museum architecture -- "Hobson's Choice": art and grog in Liverpool -- "It is, of course, very easy to make merry over the Alderman in Art": the 1930s extension and renovation -- Ration cards, food hordes and art: occupation by friendly forces and the battle for liberation 1939-1951 -- Art (and architecture) in a city: ambition, illusion and revolution -- The social architecture of museums
Control code
EBC1170320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 237 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780415529044
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill., plans.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

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