The Marvelous Museum: Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures: A Mark Dion Project by Mark The Oakland Museum Of CaliforniThe Marvelous Museum: Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures: A Mark Dion Project by Mark The Oakland Museum Of Californi

The Marvelous Museum: Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures: A Mark Dion Project

byMark The Oakland Museum Of CaliforniText byRebecca Solnit, Lawrence Weschler

Hardcover | September 28, 2010

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What is the role of the museum in contemporary society? Using the Oakland Museum of California as a case study, artist Mark Dion examines how museum practices have shifted over time, what these changes mean for objects in museum collections, and what we can learn about our culture from what's included and what's abandoned. Enclosed in a clamshell case and featuring fourteen specimen cards, this deluxe volume brings the reader into Dion's process and reveals how the order of images can change one's perception of objects. Contributions from celebrated writers, including Lawrence Weschler and D. Graham Burnett, articulate Dion's unique power of examination.
Rebecca Solnit writes extensively on photography and landscape. She is a contributing editor to Art Issues and Creative Camera and is the author of three books. She has contributed essays to several museum catalogues including Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach and the Whitney Museum's Beat Culture and the New A...
Title:The Marvelous Museum: Orphans, Curiosities & Treasures: A Mark Dion ProjectFormat:HardcoverDimensions:15.75 × 12.32 × 2.5 inPublished:September 28, 2010Publisher:Chronicle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0811874516

ISBN - 13:9780811874519

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