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Author Classen, Constance, 1957- author
Title The museum of the senses : experiencing art and collections / Constance Classen
Imprint London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  N410 .C59 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020847696
Descript xii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Sensory studies series
Sensory studies series
Note "Traditionally sight has been the only sense with a ticket to enter the museum. The same is true of histories of art, in which artworks are often presented as purely visual objects. The Museum of the Senses offers a sensory history of art and collections, revealing how people used to handle, smell and even taste artworks and artefacts. Topics range from the tactile power of relics to the sensuous allure of cabinets of curiosities, and from the feel of a Rembrandt to the scent of Monet's garden. The book concludes with a discussion of how contemporary museums are stimulating the senses through interactive and multimedia displays. Constance Classen, a leading authority on the cultural history of the senses, has produced a fascinating study of sensual and emotional responses to artefacts from the middle ages to the present. The Museum of the Senses is an important read for anyone interested in the history of art as well as for students and researchers in cultural studies and museum studies"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-161) and index
Machine generated contents note: -- 1. The Cabinet of the Senses -- 2. The Feel of a Leonardo -- 3. The Lure of the Mummy -- 4. The Silence of the Dodo -- 5. The Scent of Monet's Garden -- 6. The Museum Retouched
Link Online version: Classen, Constance, 1957- author. Museum of the senses New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017 9781474252461 (DLC) 2017013328
Subject Art museums -- Social aspects
Material culture -- Social aspects
Art appreciation -- History
Sensory evaluation
ART / Museum Studies. bisacsh
HISTORY / Social History. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh
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