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Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience
Teaching in the Art Museum: Interpretation as Experience
by Rika Burnham
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At the heart of all good art museum teaching is an effort to bring people and artworks together in meaningful ways. But what constitutes an experience of a work of art? What should be taught and why? What kinds of uniquely valuable experiences are museum... (read more)

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The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece (P.S.)
The Rescue Artist: A True Story of Art, Thieves, and the Hunt for a Missing Masterpiece (P.S.)
by Edward Dolnick
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In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching... (read more)

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Conservation Concerns: A Guide for Collectors and Curators
Conservation Concerns: A Guide for Collectors and Curators
by Konstanze Bachmann
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Written in accessible, nontechnical language, this book's twenty-three essays provide invaluable conservation guidelines for a variety of materials and media. Focusing also on proper storage techniques and environmental control, contributors offer... (read more)

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Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience
Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience
by Neil Harris
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American art museums flourished in the late twentieth century, and the impresario leading much of this growth was J. Carter Brown, director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, from 1969 to 1992.  Along with S. Dillon Ripley... (read more)

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Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy and Da Vinci's Masterpiece Charmed and Captivated a Nation
Mona Lisa in Camelot: How Jacqueline Kennedy and Da Vinci's Masterpiece Charmed and Captivated a Nation
by Margaret Lesl Davis
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In December 1962 Da Vincis Mona Lisa set sail from Paris to New York for what was arguably the riskiest art exhibition ever mounted. The fragile icon traveled like a head of state, with armed guards and military surveillance, in a temperature-controlled... (read more)

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Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition: Curatorial Design for the Multimedial Museum
Virtuality and the Art of Exhibition: Curatorial Design for the Multimedial Museum
by Vince Dziekian
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Digital technologies are playing an increasingly instrumental role in guiding the curatorial and institutional strategies of contemporary art museums today. Designed around contextual studies of virtuality and the art of exhibition, this... (read more)

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Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art
Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art
by Joshua Knelman
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Hot Art traces Joshua Knelmans five-year immersion in the shadowy world of art theft, where he uncovers a devious game that takes him from Egypt to Los Angeles, New York to London, and back again, through a web of deceit, violence, and corruption. With a... (read more)

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Stealing the Mystic Lamb (10 Edition)
Stealing the Mystic Lamb (10 Edition)
by Noah Charney
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Jan van Eycks Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historians list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the... (read more)

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America's Medicis: The Rockefellers and Their Astonishing Cultural Legacy
America's Medicis: The Rockefellers and Their Astonishing Cultural Legacy
by Suzanne Loebl
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The first book to explore the immense cultural contributions of one of America's wealthiest and most influential families: the Rockefellers. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller sparked her family's passion for art, but it was her husband, John D. Rockefeller Jr... (read more)

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The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made: A Family Memoir
The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made: A Family Memoir
by Flora Miller Biddle
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Until Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney opened her studio on Eighth Street in Manhattan in 1914—which evolved into the Whitney Museum almost two decades later—there were few art museums in the United States, let alone galleries, for contemporary... (read more)

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A Cabinet of Curiosities: Inquiries Into Museums and Their Prospects
A Cabinet of Curiosities: Inquiries Into Museums and Their Prospects
by Stephen E Weil
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Reflecting critically on the current condition of museums and their possible futures, Stephen E. Weil argues that cultural institutions need to free themselves from a fascination with technique and process to concentrate more intently on purpose. He... (read more)

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Brooklyn Museum: Building for the Future (Art Spaces)
Brooklyn Museum: Building for the Future (Art Spaces)
by James Leggio
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The Brooklyn Museum is the second largest art museum in New York City and among the largest in the United States. It is housed in a 560,000 square foot landmark Beaux-Arts building, set amid 19th century parks and gardens. The architects (McKim, Mead and... (read more)

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Art of Showing Art (95 Edition)
Art of Showing Art (95 Edition)
by James K. Reeve
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A museum professional shares detailed, clearly illustrated instructions for preserving, framing, and hanging art.... (read more)

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The Museum Experience
The Museum Experience
by John Falk
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The Museum Experience is the first book to take the "visitor's eye view" of the museum visit. It integrates the authors' original research with that from a wide variety of disciplines as well as museum and visitor studies ranging from science centers and... (read more)

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Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations
Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations
by Ivan Karp
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Museum Frictions is the third volume in a bestselling series on culture, society, and museums. The first two volumes in the series, Exhibiting Cultures and Museums and Communities, have become defining books for those interested in the politics of museum... (read more)

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Rogues' Gallery: The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money That Made the Metropolitan Museum
Rogues' Gallery: The Secret History of the Moguls and the Money That Made the Metropolitan Museum
by Michael Gross
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“Behind almost every painting is a fortune and behind that a sin or a crime.” With these words as a starting point, Michael Gross, leading chronicler of the American rich, begins the first independent, unauthorized look at the saga of the... (read more)

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Making It New: Essays, Interviews, and Talks (Harvest Book)
Making It New: Essays, Interviews, and Talks (Harvest Book)
by Henry Geldzahler
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This is Geldzahler's (longtime curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) written legacy, a collection of essays, interviews, and talks covering three turbulent decades in which he and the artists he championed defined what was new and important in... (read more)

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Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage
Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage
by James Cuno
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Whether antiquities should be returned to the countries where they were found is one of the most urgent and controversial issues in the art world today, and it has pitted museums, private collectors, and dealers against source countries, archaeologists... (read more)

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Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts
Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts
by Bettina Carbonell
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Museum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of approaches to museums and their relation to history, culture, philosophy and their adoring or combative publics.Brings together for the first time a wide... (read more)

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Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage
Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle Over Our Ancient Heritage
by James Cuno
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"James Cuno has written thoughtfully and responsibly on cultural property matters, and in this book he goes beyond the usual legal and ethical ground to address deeper philosophical issues. This is a must-read for all concerned with the fate of our... (read more)

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