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The Resource On exhibit : Victorians and their museums, Barbara J. Black

On exhibit : Victorians and their museums, Barbara J. Black

Label
On exhibit : Victorians and their museums
Title
On exhibit
Title remainder
Victorians and their museums
Statement of responsibility
Barbara J. Black
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Why did the Victorians collect with such a vengeance and exhibit in museums? Focusing on this key nineteenth-century enterprise, Barbara J. Black illuminates British culture of the period by examining the cultural power that this collecting and exhibiting possessed. Through its museums, she argues, Victorian London constructed itself as a world city." "While On Exhibit provides analysis of Victorian society, it also reminds us how modern the Victorians were - how, in crucial ways, our culture derives from the Victorian era. Forging connections between museums, urbanism, and modernity, Black provokes us to examine cultural imperialism and the costs and advantages of cultural consensus."--Jacket
  • "Why did the Victorians collect with such a vengeance and exhibit in museums? Focusing on this key nineteenth-century enterprise, Barbara J. Black illuminates British culture of the period by examining the cultural power that this collecting and exhibiting possessed. Through its museums, she argues, Victorian London constructed itself as a world city." "While On Exhibit provides analysis of Victorian society, it also reminds us how modern the Victorians were - how, in crucial ways, our culture derives from the Victorian era. Forging connections between museums, urbanism, and modernity, Black provokes us to examine cultural imperialism and the costs and advantages of cultural consensus."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Barbara J.
Dewey number
069/.09421
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
AM43.L6
LC item number
B53 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Museums
  • Popular culture
  • Literature and society
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
  • Great Britain
Label
On exhibit : Victorians and their museums, Barbara J. Black
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-233) and index
Contents
  • The museum crowd : fragments shored against their ruin
  • Fugitive articulation of an all-obliterated tongue : Edward FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and the politics of collecting
  • Acquired taste : the museum enterprise comes home
  • A gallery of readings : rendezvous in the museum
  • "The works on the wall must take their chance" : a poetics of acquisition
  • An empire's great expectations : the museum in decline
  • Coda : in Freud's study
Control code
41564908
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780813918976
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99016415
Other physical details
ill.
Label
On exhibit : Victorians and their museums, Barbara J. Black
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-233) and index
Contents
  • The museum crowd : fragments shored against their ruin
  • Fugitive articulation of an all-obliterated tongue : Edward FitzGerald's Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and the politics of collecting
  • Acquired taste : the museum enterprise comes home
  • A gallery of readings : rendezvous in the museum
  • "The works on the wall must take their chance" : a poetics of acquisition
  • An empire's great expectations : the museum in decline
  • Coda : in Freud's study
Control code
41564908
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780813918976
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99016415
Other physical details
ill.

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