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The Resource The museum of the senses : experiencing art and collections, Constance Classen

The museum of the senses : experiencing art and collections, Constance Classen

Label
The museum of the senses : experiencing art and collections
Title
The museum of the senses
Title remainder
experiencing art and collections
Statement of responsibility
Constance Classen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Traditionally sight has been the only sense with a ticket to enter the museum. The same is true of histories of art, in which artworks are often presented as purely visual objects. The Museum of the Senses offers a sensory history of art and collections, revealing how people used to handle, smell and even taste artworks and artefacts. Topics range from the tactile power of relics to the sensuous allure of cabinets of curiosities, and from the feel of a Rembrandt to the scent of Monet's garden. The book concludes with a discussion of how contemporary museums are stimulating the senses through interactive and multimedia displays. Constance Classen, a leading authority on the cultural history of the senses, has produced a fascinating study of sensual and emotional responses to artefacts from the middle ages to the present. The Museum of the Senses is an important read for anyone interested in the history of art as well as for students and researchers in cultural studies and museum studies"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
708
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • N410
  • N410
LC item number
  • .C59 2017
  • .C59 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sensory studies series
Label
The museum of the senses : experiencing art and collections, Constance Classen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. The Cabinet of the Senses -- 2. The Feel of a Leonardo -- 3. The Lure of the Mummy -- 4. The Silence of the Dodo -- 5. The Scent of Monet's Garden -- 6. The Museum Retouched
Control code
961002002
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 171 pages
Isbn
9781474253796
Lccn
2017007906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961002002
Label
The museum of the senses : experiencing art and collections, Constance Classen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. The Cabinet of the Senses -- 2. The Feel of a Leonardo -- 3. The Lure of the Mummy -- 4. The Silence of the Dodo -- 5. The Scent of Monet's Garden -- 6. The Museum Retouched
Control code
961002002
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 171 pages
Isbn
9781474253796
Lccn
2017007906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961002002

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