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Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides

See below for a selection of the latest books from Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides category. Presented with a red border are the Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Habitus: A Sense of Place

Habitus: A Sense of Place

Author: Emma Rooksby Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This title was first published in 2002: Habitus is a concept developed by the late French philosopher, Pierre Bourdieu, as a 'sense of one's place...a sense of the other's place'. It relates to our perceptions of space and place and how these perceptions affect our actions, not only in shaping the form of environments, but also simply in our experience and interaction with places. Habitus implies that a web of complex processes inseparably links the physical, the social and the mental. Inspired by this concept, this compelling book brings together leading scholars from interdisciplinary fields to examine ways in which spaces and places are constructed, read and used by different people. Following a key chapter by Pierre Bourdieu himself, the book is divided into sections guided by the following three questions: How does the notion of Habitus help us understand international and national political structures and activities? Does Habitus help explain processes of place-making in relation to practices of the built environment? How durable is Habitus: might it undergo transformation in changing circumstances? The last publication Pierre Bourdieu was involved in, it is a tribute to his remarkable contribution to the field.

Endless Sea

Endless Sea

Author: Frances Walsh Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2020

Provand's Lordship and Medieval Glasgow

Provand's Lordship and Medieval Glasgow

Author: Helen Avenell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Guiding Spirits

Guiding Spirits

Author: Doug Bookout Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2020

Museums of Communism

Museums of Communism

Author: Stephen M. Norris Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2020

How did communities come to terms with the collapse of communism? In order to guide the wider narrative, many former communist countries constructed museums dedicated to chronicling their experiences. Museums of Communism explores the complicated intersection of history, commemoration, and victimization made evident in these museums constructed after 1991. While contributors from a diverse range of fields explore various museums and include nearly 90 photographs, a common denominator emerges: rather than focusing on artifacts and historical documents, these museums often privilege memories and stories. In doing so, the museums shift attention from experiences of guilt or collaboration to narratives of shared victimization under communist rule. As editor Stephen M. Norris demonstrates, these museums are often problematic at best and revisionist at worst. From occupation museums in the Baltic States to memorial museums in Ukraine, former secret police prisons in Romania, and nostalgic museums of everyday life in Russia, the sites considered offer new ways of understanding the challenges of separating memory and myth. -- Indiana University Press

Museums of Communism

Museums of Communism

Author: Stephen M. Norris Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2020

How did communities come to terms with the collapse of communism? In order to guide the wider narrative, many former communist countries constructed museums dedicated to chronicling their experiences. Museums of Communism explores the complicated intersection of history, commemoration, and victimization made evident in these museums constructed after 1991. While contributors from a diverse range of fields explore various museums and include nearly 90 photographs, a common denominator emerges: rather than focusing on artifacts and historical documents, these museums often privilege memories and stories. In doing so, the museums shift attention from experiences of guilt or collaboration to narratives of shared victimization under communist rule. As editor Stephen M. Norris demonstrates, these museums are often problematic at best and revisionist at worst. From occupation museums in the Baltic States to memorial museums in Ukraine, former secret police prisons in Romania, and nostalgic museums of everyday life in Russia, the sites considered offer new ways of understanding the challenges of separating memory and myth. -- Indiana University Press

Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand

Art Deco Traveller: A Guide To Australia & New Zealand

Author: Genista Davidson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

This is an invaluable location guide for any traveller in Australia and New Zealand seeking art deco locations and for all lovers of 1920s and 30s nostalgia and all that that entails: the opulence and decadence of the legendary Jazz Age era. Whether you are visiting down under for business or pleasure or living locally and just wish to have a further insight into the art deco legacy left behind for us all to enjoy, this region-by-region guide to both countries guide highlights buildings and facades to see, local accommodation, theatres, monuments and associated places of interest. The guide has been compiled from the author's personal visits and her extensive research, resulting in a unique extravaganza of art deco words and pictures that any layman or aficionado will find a great companion to this iconic era.

Museums, Zoos and Botanical Gardens of Wisconsin

Museums, Zoos and Botanical Gardens of Wisconsin

Author: Anton Rajer, Russ Feingold Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2020

This fascinating, well-researched guidebook describes for the first time in print the full gamut of museums, zoos, and botanical gardens in Wisconsin and the broad spectrum of cultural artifacts and natural history collections in the state. It invites everyone to enjoy a rich variety of sites, from the famous Milwaukee Art Museum to the smallest local historical society. The book: includes more than 400 art museums, historical museums and societies, zoos and nature centers, botanical gardens, house museums and historic buildings, heritage farms, spiritual sites, sculpture parks, halls of fame, and other unique sites; is organized in four geographic regions, with maps indicating cities where sites are found; offers for each site the street address, contact numbers, hours of operation, admission fees, collection highlights, and a witty, informative description; and includes several indexes to help visitors find their own areas of interest. Museums, zoos or botanical gardens are found throughout Wisconsin, in almost every county. These are assets of cultural and natural history preserved for the public's educational and recreational use. With such a variety of places to visit, travelers can easily plan destinations for an extended vacation or short one-day trips.

101 Places in Italy

101 Places in Italy

Author: Francis Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

This personal, and wonderfully well informed, selection of the most rewarding towns, cities, villages and individual monuments in Italy is the definitive guidebook for the discerning traveller. The author has been visiting Italy, for study, for work and for pleasure, for over fifty years, and is the perfect companion for those who want to know about more than the obvious attractions.

New Ways for Old Jugs

New Ways for Old Jugs

Author: Douglas DeNatale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

As Seen by Both Sides

As Seen by Both Sides

Author: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, C. David Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2020

For the first time since the end of the Second Indochina War, works on the war and its aftermath by both Vietnamese and American artists have been brought together in an exhibition that will travel in both countries. As Seen by Both Sides, which takes its name from the exhibition, is both a catalogue and explication of this deeply moving collection of art. Included are works by twenty Vietnamese and twenty American artists, most of whom are veterans of the war and all of whom testify to the irrevocable impact of that experience on their work. The images these men and women have created range from searing depictions of the realities of war to quiet sketches of those caught in its turmoil. The Vietnamese pieces have never been exhibited in the United States. Many were created in the field by soldiers who have used whatever materials were at hand and who carried their work around with them for years. This catalog may be the best record we will ever have of this exceptional collection. In addition to reproduction of the works -- 68 in color and 14 in black and white -- As Seen by Both Sides offers interpretive essays by American and Vietnamese scholars and critics, who explore the social, political, and aesthetic contexts of the work. This book also includes a photograph of and interview with each artist.

Ethnic Museums and Heritage Sites in the United States

Ethnic Museums and Heritage Sites in the United States

Author: Victor J. Danilov Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2020

Though America is usually considered a 'melting pot' society for its assimilation of multiple cultures, Americans have also demonstrated a strong interest in retaining unique ethnic interests and heritage. Since the 19th century, and especially following World War II, this desire to preserve ethnic history, culture, and art has resulted in the establishment of numerous ethnic museums, art galleries, and historic sites.This comprehensive directory, the first of its kind, provides information about more than 1,100 museums and sites devoted to 55 ethnic groups, including not only those founded and operated by ethnic groups themselves but also those created by 'non-ethnic' persons, agencies and institutions. Organized alphabetically by ethnic group, entries include a description of each site and of its collections and facilities, along with complete contact information, website, hours and ticket information.