Paperbacks Direct: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • Alois Riegl in Vienna 1875-1905: An Institutional Biography book cover

    Alois Riegl in Vienna 1875-1905

    An Institutional Biography, 1st Edition

    By Diana Reynolds Cordileone

    In Alois Riegl in Vienna 1875-1905: An Institutional Biography, Diana Cordileone applies standard methods of cultural and intellectual history for close readings of Riegl’s published texts, several of which are still unavailable in English. Further, the author compares Riegl’s work to several of…

    Paperback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West: The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France book cover

    Collecting and Displaying China's “Summer Palace” in the West

    The Yuanmingyuan in Britain and France, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott

    In October 1860, at the culmination of the Second Opium War, British and French troops looted and destroyed one of the most important palace complexes in imperial China—the Yuanmingyuan. Known in the West as the "Summer Palace," this site consisted of thousands of buildings housing a vast art…

    Paperback – 2019-11-09 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Creativity and Learning in Later Life: An Ethnography of Museum Education book cover

    Creativity and Learning in Later Life

    An Ethnography of Museum Education, 1st Edition

    By Shari Sabeti

    Creativity and Learning in Later Life examines how processes such as ‘creativity’ and ‘inspiration’ are experienced by writers who engage with the visual arts, and questions how age is perceived in relation to these processes. The author’s careful analysis challenges many of the assumptions on…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • The Semiotics of Movement in Space book cover

    The Semiotics of Movement in Space

    1st Edition

    By Robert James McMurtrie

    The Semiotics of Movement in Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyses and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of…

    Paperback – 2019-08-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art book cover

    The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

    Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art, 1st Edition

    By Panos Kompatsiaris

    Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the elitist and…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • Dark Tourism: Practice and interpretation book cover

    Dark Tourism

    Practice and interpretation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Glenn Hooper, John J. Lennon

    Dark Tourism, as well as other terms such as Thanatourism and Grief Tourism, has been much discussed in the past two decades. This volume provides a comprehensive exploration of the subject from the point of view of both practice - how Dark Tourism is performed, what practical and physical…

    Paperback – 2019-07-17
    Routledge

  • Public Art Encounters: Art, Space and Identity book cover

    Public Art Encounters

    Art, Space and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Martin Zebracki, Joni M. Palmer

    Public art is produced and ‘lived’ within multiple, interlaced and contested political, economic, social and cultural-symbolic spheres. This lively collection is a mix of academic and practice-based writings that scrutinise conventional claims on the inclusiveness of public art practice.…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    Routledge

  • Authentic and Inauthentic Places in Tourism: From Heritage Sites to Theme Parks book cover

    Authentic and Inauthentic Places in Tourism

    From Heritage Sites to Theme Parks, 1st Edition

    By Jane Lovell, Chris Bull

    With the rise of post-truth and fake news, a thorough examination of authenticity has never been so relevant. This book explores the geography of authenticity, investigating a wide variety of places used by tourists. Not only does it assess what might be described as the more traditional objects…

    Paperback – 2019-07-12
    Routledge

  • Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum: Exchanging Views of Empire book cover

    Photography, Natural History and the Nineteenth-Century Museum

    Exchanging Views of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Davidson

    The Victorian era heralded an age of transformation in which momentous changes in the field of natural history coincided with the rise of new visual technologies. Concurrently, different parts of the British Empire began to more actively claim their right to being acknowledged as indispensable…

    Paperback – 2019-06-18
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture book cover

    Contemporary Clay and Museum Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christie Brown, Julian Stair, Clare Twomey

    This groundbreaking book is the first to provide a critical overview of the relationship between contemporary ceramics and curatorial practice in museum culture. Ceramic objects form a major part of museum collections, with connections to anthropology, archaeology and other disciplines that…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Representing the Nation: Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States book cover

    Representing the Nation

    Heritage, Museums, National Narratives, and Identity in the Arab Gulf States, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pamela Erskine-Loftus, Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla, Victoria Hightower

    The 1970s saw the emergence and subsequent proliferation across the Arabian Peninsula of ‘national museums’, institutions aimed at creating social cohesion and affiliation to the state within a disparate population. Representing the Nation examines the wide-ranging use of exhibitionary forms of…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museums and Photography: Displaying Death book cover

    Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death, 1st Edition

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. …

    Paperback – 2019-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

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