The Museums of Contemporary Art: Notion and Development

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - 318 էջ
Where, how, by whom and for what were the first museums of contemporary art created? These are the key questions addressed by Pedro Lorente in this new and expanded edition of his groundbreaking 1998 study, Cathedrals of Urban Modernity. In it he explores the concept and history of museums of contemporary art, and the shifting ways in which they have been imagined and presented. The first part of the book examines the paradigm of the Musée des Artistes Vivants in Paris and its equivalents in the rest of Europe during the nineteenth century. The second part, consisting of entirely new material, takes the story from 1930 to the present. An epilogue reviews recent museum developments in the last decades.
 

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Introduction
1
The Parisian Musée du Luxembourg as a Paradigm in the Nineteenth Century
15
The Origin of the Musée des Artistes Vivants in Paris
17
The First Emulators and Alternatives to the Luxembourg
39
Unresolved Dilemmas in the Last Third of the Nineteenth Century
65
Utopian ideas and Experiments at the Turn of the Century
95
The Role of the MoMA of New York as the International Model of the Twentieth Century
123
Foundations and Context of the MoMAs Creation
127
MoMAS Transition to Adulthood Amidst War and Confrontations
163
The MoMA as an International Role Model During the Cold War Triumph and Opposition
199
The Pompidou Centre A CounterModel Which Ends Up Imitating MoMA
231
Topographic Review of the New Museums of Contemporary Art at the Turn of the Millennium
259
Epilogue
293
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J. Pedro Lorente, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

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