The Museum Book PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Museum Book free pdf A paperback edition of this unique and fascinating guide exploring everything from the history of museums, to the very meaning of the word 'museum', illustrated with incredible collage-style art. Suppose you went into a museum and you didn't know what it was. From the first sentence of this brilliant book, Jan Mark inspires us to think. She muses on the Muses and the word museum, on why and how people collect things, on different kinds of museums (cabinets, buildings, villages, towns), on their contribution to science and on the notion of classification. She examines the Elgin Marbles (saved or stolen?), famous fakes, the dodo, and some great collectors. Stylish collages brilliantly capture the essence of the highly readable and thought-provoking text - as well as the timeless wonders of museums. Companion volume to "The Time Book" also publishing in paperback this month.

About Jan Mark

Jan Mark (1946-2006) was one of Britain's most distinguished authors of books for young people. She was twice awarded the Carnegie Medal and also won the Penguin Guardian Award, the Observer Teenage Fiction Prize and the Angel Award for Fiction. Richard Holland is a talented new artist. He has also illustrated The Time Book for Walker. He lives in Essex.

Details Book

Author : Jan Mark
Publisher : Walker Books Ltd
Data Published : 07 June 2010
ISBN : 1406319724
EAN : 9781406319729
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 56 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Museum Book



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • The Thing About Museums free pdfThe Thing About Museums

    The Things about Museums constitutes a unique. highly diverse collection of essays unprecedented in existing books in either museum and heritage studies or material culture studies..


  • Design Objects and the Museum free pdfDesign Objects and the Museum

    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..


  • Art in Museums free pdfArt in Museums

    Displaying art in museum galleries is more complex than it used to be. This book aims to canvass past and contemporary problems of cultural representation and of the relationship between the artist. the museum and society..


  • Gee's Bend free pdfGee's Bend

    This major book and museum exhibition will travel to seven American museums through 2008. Organized jointly by the Tinwood Alliance and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston..


  • The People's Galleries free pdfThe People's Galleries

    This innovative history of British art museums begins in the early 19th century. The National Gallery and the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum) in London may have been at the center of activity..


  • The Museum Book free pdfThe Museum Book

    . A paperback edition of this unique and fascinating guide exploring everything from the history of museums, to the very meaning of the word 'museum', illustrated with incredible collage-style art. Su