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Riassunto: In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects.
Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.
Book Description: This book provides the first concise, comprehensive overview of all the key issues surrounding a hotly debated topic: the presentation and inclusion of religious objects in museums.
Titolo: Religious Objects in Museums: Private Lives ...
Casa editrice: Bloomsbury Academic
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Academic. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1847887740 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z1847887740Z2
Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Academic. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1847887740 Clean, unread hardcover with modest shelfwear including a bump/tear to the boards, no dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - otherwise Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z1847887740Z3