Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Museums and Modernity by Nick Prior

Short-listed for the Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2003 Museums have been the subject of intense debate in recent years and their history and development raise important questions. What was 'modern' about the art museum? Why did museums emerge when and where they did? How were museums involved with the development of modern art worlds? What was the relationship between art galleries and their audiences and who were the key people involved with their inception? Focusing on the role of national art galleries in continental Europe, England and Scotland, this book explores in depth the interrelationship between artistic and exhibitionary forms, as well as between power and governance in those places where the roots of modern culture were being laid most visibly. Drawing upon debates concerning modernity, Prior investigates how the boundaries of art and culture have been determined within the museum world. In particular, he looks at the interface between the project of the nation and the gallery and how galleries were involved in making certain social groups or bodies feel 'at home' and others excluded.

Buy Museums and Modernity by Nick Prior from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781859735084
ISBN-10: 1859735088
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Museums and Modernity by Nick Prior

Book Reviews - Museums and Modernity by Nick Prior

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Museums and Modernity book by Nick Prior and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Nick Prior

Nick Prior is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh

Books By Nick Prior

Museums and Modernity by Nick Prior
Hardback, January 2002
$117.00