Author: Liz Farrelly,Joanna Weddell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472577256

Category: Design

Page: 216

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Design Objects and the Museum brings together leading design historians, curators, educators and archivists to consider the place of contemporary design objects within museums. Contributors draw on a wide range of 20th century and contemporary examples from international museums to consider how design objects have been curated and displayed within and beyond the museum. The book continues contemporary global debates on the ways in which museums of design engage and educate their public. Chapters are grouped into three thematic sections addressing The Canon and Design in the Museum; Positioning Design within and Beyond the Museum; and Interpretation and the Challenge of Design, with chapters exploring museological practice and issues, the roles people play in creating meaning, and the challenges contemporary design presents to interpretation and learning within the museum.
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Author: Paola Antonelli

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870706967

Category: Art

Page: 288

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"The book's 341 color plates, arranged in nine thematic sections, reveal the huge variety of aesthetic and conceptual viewpoints in design since the late nineteenth century and together trace the historical development of modern design as well as that of the Museum's celebrated design collection. The volume's authoritative texts include a preface by Terence Riley, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum, and an introductory essay by Curator Paola Antonelli. The lavish plate section is enriched by numerous brief texts by these and other curators in the Architecture and Design department, which illuminate the entire course of modern design, its major styles, and its individual masterpieces. Objects of Design is the second in a series of three volumes on the holdings of the department, the first of which, Envisioning Architecture, surveys the Museum's extraordinary architecture drawings."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Author: Francesca Monti,Suzanne Keene

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131709283X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

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In a society where split-second decisions about the value of things are grounded on how they look, museum visitors are often drawn to visually striking or iconic objects. This book investigates the question of the treatment of items on display in museums which are less conspicuous but potentially just as important as the striking objects, arguing that it is important to show that all objects illustrate potentially interesting cultural contexts and content. The authors explore the disciplines of architecture, design, cognitive science and museology and offer a methodology by which the quality of museum exhibitions can be judged from a visitor-centred perspective. They provide new insights into the visitor-object encounter and the relationship between visitors, objects and museums. In addition the book offers a set of useful practical tools for museum professionals - for audience research, evaluating museum displays, and for designing new galleries and striking exhibitions. Richly illustrated with photos and diagrams, and based on studies of famous galleries in world-renowned museums, the book will be essential reading for all those concerned with creating effective exhibitions in museum.
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Empire, Material Culture and the Museum

Author: Tim Barringer,Tom Flynn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135106878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Drawing together an international group of scholars from a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds, Colonialism and the Object explores the impact of colonial contact with other cultures on the material culture of both the colonized and the imperial nation. The book includes intensive case-studies of objects from India, Pakistan, New Zealand, China and Africa, all of which were collected by, or exhibited in, the institutions of the British Empire, and key chapters address issues of radical identity across cultural barriers, and the hybird styles of objects which can emerge when cultures meet. Colonialism and the Object is essential reading for all those interested in post-colonial theory, museum studies, material culture and design history.
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Design and the Communication Between People and Objects

Author: Paola Antonelli

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870707965

Category: Design

Page: 207

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Published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Talk to Me thrives on an important late 20th-century cultural development in design: a shift from the centrality of function to that of meaning. From this new perspective, objects contain information that goes well beyond their immediate use or appearance, providing access to complex systems and networks and acting as gateways and interpreters. Whether openly and actively, or in subtle, subliminal ways, things talk to us, and designers write the initial script that lets us develop and improvise the dialogue. Talk to Me focuses on objects that involve direct interaction, such as interfaces, information systems, communication devices, and projects that establish a practical, emotional or even sensual connection between their users and entities such as cities, companies, governmental institutions, as well as other people. The featured objects range in date from the early 1980s beginning with the first Graphic User Interface, developed by Xerox Parc in 1981 with particular attention given to projects from the last five years and to several ones currently in development. Included are a diverse array of examples, from computer and machine interfaces to websites, video games, devices and tools, and installations. Organized thematically, Talk to Me features essays by Paola Antonelli, Jamer Hunt, Alexandra Midel, Kevin Slavin, and Koi Vinh. By introducing design practices that are becoming increasingly crucial to our world, the book presents a highly distilled sample of todays best design production that uses technology in creative and unexpected ways, showing how rich and deep designs influence will be on our future.
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Author: Paola Antonelli,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707322

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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In the past few decades, individuals have experienced dramatic changes in some of the most established dimensions of human life: time, space, matter, and individuality. Minds today must be able to synthesize such transformations, whether they are working across several time zones, travelling between satellite maps and nanoscale images, drowning in information, or acting fast in order to preserve some slow downtime. Design and the Elastic Mind focuses on designers ability to grasp momentous advances in technology, science and social mores and convert them into useful objects and systems. The projects included range from nanodevices to vehicles, appliances to interfaces and building facades, pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices. Designed by award-winning book designer Irma Boom, this volume also features essays by Paola Antonelli; design critic and historian Hugh Aldersey- Williams; visualization design expert Peter Hall; and nanophysicist Ted Sargent that further explore the promising relationship between design and science.
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das Museum der Unschuld in Istanbul

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446240575

Category: Istanbul (Turkey)

Page: 264

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Catalog of the author's own museum based on and named after his novel: Masumiyet müzesi.
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Author: John Elderfield

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870701177

Category: Architecture - New York (État) - New York - 20e siècle

Page: 167

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Author: Tiina Roppola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135090599

Category: Art

Page: 322

View: 5422

Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure activity. But how much do we really know about the moment-by-moment transactions that comprise the intricate experiences of visitors? To strengthen the disciplinary knowledge base supporting exhibition design, we must understand more about what ‘goes on’ as people engage with the multifaceted communication environments that are contemporary exhibition spaces. The in-depth, visitor-centered research underlying this book offers nuanced understandings of the interface between visitors and exhibition environments. Analysis of visitors’ meaning-making accounts shows that the visitor experience is contingent upon four processes: framing, resonating, channeling, and broadening. These processes are distinct, yet mutually influencing. Together they offer an evidence-based conceptual framework for understanding visitors in exhibition spaces. Museum educators, designers, interpreters, curators, researchers, and evaluators will find this framework of value in both daily practice and future planning. Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience provides museum professionals and academics with a fresh vocabulary for understanding what goes on as visitors wander around exhibitions.
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Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art

Author: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),Matilda McQuaid,Museu Serralves

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870700118

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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From detailed plans made for entirely practical purposes to impressionistic sketches that reveal experimentation and the elaboration of ideas, architects' drawings are the unseen metaphoric blueprints of the buildings they precede. Envisioning Architecture, the first in a series of three titles showcasing selected works from The Museum of Modern Art's superlative architecture and design collection, features a wide variety of drawings by great architects of the modern period, from early masters such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to contemporary practitioners including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, and others. Revealing the range of aesthetic viewpoints in architecture since the late 19th century, these drawings also cumulatively trace the development of the field, almost incidentally making the crucial point that in this increasingly technological age, the age-old discipline of drawing is as vital and inventive as ever. The book opens with an exploration of the relatively brief history of collecting architectural drawings, whose practice dates back little farther than the 16th century.
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Private Lives and Public Duties

Author: Crispin Paine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 085785299X

Category: Art

Page: 192

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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.
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Looking to Learn, Learning to See

Author: Ms Beth Cook,Ms Catherine Speight,Ms Rebecca Reynolds

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409486257

Category: Art

Page: 230

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How can museum educators and higher education tutors enhance the way HE students use museums? There are many examples in the UK of museums and universities working together in productive and innovative ways, but these relationships tend to be based on individual enthusiasm and opportunistic arrangements. Despite the growing importance of museum education departments, higher education tends to be overlooked by museums. This book looks at the interaction between design students and museums, and explores issues, projects and emerging ideas about how museums can better support HE students. It illustrates the general lessons that can be learnt, both strategic and practical, which can help to bring about long-term and constructive relationships between museums and universities in order to enable effective student learning.
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Sustainable Space, Facilities, and Operations

Author: Barry Lord,Gail Dexter Lord,Lindsay Martin

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759121478

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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The Manual of Museum Planning has become the definitive text for museum professionals and others who are concerned with the planning, renovation, or expansion of a public gallery or museum. This third edition features new sections on operations and implementation as well as revised sections on planning for visitors, collections, and the building itself.
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Architecture, Design, Exhibitions

Author: Suzanne Macleod

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415343459

Category: Architecture

Page: 241

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Reshaping Museum Space pulls together the views of an international group of museum professionals, architects, designers and academics highlights the complexity, significance and malleability of museum space, and provides reflections upon recent developments in museum architecture and exhibition design. Various chapters concentrate on the process of architectural and spatial reshaping, and the problems of navigating the often contradictory agendas and aspirations of the broad range of professionals and stakeholders involved in any new project. Contributors review recent new build, expansion and exhibition projects questioning the types of museum space required at the beginning of the twenty-first century and highlighting a range of possibilities for creative museum design. Essential reading for anyone involved in creating, designing and project managing the development of museum exhibits, and vital reading for students of the discipline.
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Author: Victor Margolin,Richard Buchanan,Richard H. Buchanan,Professor of Design Management & Information Systems George Richard Buchanan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262631662

Category: Art

Page: 285

View: 502

An anthology of essays addressing the nature and practice of contemporary product and graphic design, selected from volumes four through nine of the international journal Design Issues. Themes include reflection on the nature of design, the meaning of products, and the place of design in world culture. Includes b & w photos and illustrations. c. Book News Inc.
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How People Think with Objects in a History Museum Exhibition

Author: N.A

Publisher: Stanford University

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The role objects play in a museum visitor's experience is much debated (Conn, 2010). This study offers an empirical look at how visitors think with objects in a history museum exhibition. To study the phenomenon a new method, called the "head camera protocol, " was introduced. Participants in the study wore a hat outfitted with a video camera and microphone, and were instructed to think aloud as they explored an exhibition. The resulting video constituted the head camera protocols that were analyzed. The exhibition studied was called Elegy in the Dust: September 11th and the Chelsea Jeans Memorial. On display at the New-York Historical Society in 2006-2007, it was built around a primary object called the Chelsea Jeans Memorial—a portion of a jeans store covered in dust and ash from the events of September 11th. The exhibition also contained photographs of September 11th and its aftermath, as well as video of the store owner who donated the Chelsea Jeans Memorial to the Historical Society. This study profiles seven participants who walked through the exhibition. Among them were two material culture historians, two tourists, and three Ground Zero volunteers. The findings show how visitors think with their bodies and their multiple selves. The study also offers an empirical look at how visitors interact with Walter Benjamin's notion of an object's "aura" (1935/1968). "Historical thinking with objects" is defined and a visitor--object interaction model is proposed. Finally, implications for the design of learning environments generally, and history museums specifically, are addressed.
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Design Takes on Risk

Author: Paola Antonelli,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870705809

Category: Art

Page: 216

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This book presents a wealth of contemporary design products and prototypes from all over the world that address the issues of protection and security in our everyday lives. The objects are as diverse as our notions of safety and well-being: headgear designed to withstand either a fall from a bicycle or the blast of a bomb; prefabricated shelters for victims of earthquakes; self-defense and antitheft objects; clearly illustrated emergency instructions; de-mining equipment; and toys that help people with mental disabilities gain and maintain a sense of balance and identity. This broad array of examples is accompanied by texts on the home as a safety nest, on automotive safety, on new materials and technologies, and on how architects and designers can provide support and guidance in situations of extreme emergency.
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Author: Penny Sparke

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707391

Category: Art

Page: 143

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This is the story of Japanese design, told through works selected from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and 5 Continents Editions present a new series dedicated to industrial and graphic design. Each volume, beautifully designed and with superbly printed reproductions, offers an overview of a single country's design achievements and illustrates its particular design history and aesthetic, showcasing prominent architects and designers through exemplary works drawn from MoMA's unmatched collection. Each volume contains an introduction by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, and an illustrated essay by a distinguished design critic, accompanied by a visual timeline of significant events and a comprehensive bibliography.Japanese designers' special ability to combine aesthetic tradition with contemporary visual culture and material innovation has created a distinctive and exceptionally successful design industry in Japan, which has produced such divergent icons of modern design as Sori Yanagi's Butterfly Stool, the Sony Walkman, the Honey-Pop Armchair, by Tokujin Yoshioka, and the Toyota Prius. This book traces the development of Japanese design from the country's craft revival in the early twentieth century to the extraordinary objects of high technology that have been a specialty of Japanese designers since midcentury. Paola Antonelli's lively introduction provides an overview of Japan's design culture; an essay and timeline by Penny Sparke illuminate the masterpieces of modern Japanese design that are superbly reproduced in the volume's plate section.
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Design and the Modern Kitchen

Author: Juliet Kinchin,Aidan O'Connor

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 0870708082

Category: Design

Page: 88

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Discusses the history of the kitchen during the twentieth century, and describes how changes in technology, design, domestic life, space, organization, food, consumerism, politics, and gender role has affected its value in a home.
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