The Museum: From its Origins to the 21st Century (Hardback) Owen Hopkins (author)


Visited by millions around the world every year, discover the untold story of the history of the institution of the museum, one of mankind’s most essential creations.

Using examples of the greatest cultural institutions to shape the narrative, this book outlines the history of the museum movement, tracking the evolution from princely collections in Europe and the Enlightenment’s classically inspired temples of curiosities, via the public museums of the late nineteenth century, on to today’s global era oficonic buildings designed by the world’s leading architects.

Over the course of five chapters filled with stunning imagery that highlights the beauty of these venerated buildings, the origins of key institutions are revealed, including: LouvreMetropolitan Museum of ArtBritish MuseumTate ModernHermitageGuggenheimSmithsonian InstituteAcropolis MuseumAlso outlined are the motivations of the architects, curators and patrons who have shaped how we experience the modern museum, a cast that includes names such as King George IINapoleonHenry Clay FrickPeggy GuggenheimAndrew CarnegieAlfred BarrFrank Lloyd WrightLe CorbusierFrank GehryRichard RogersNicholas Serotaand Zaha Hadid.

By examining how these venues became intrinsic to our shared cultural experience, analysing the changing roles they play in society and questioning what the future holds in a digital age, this book is for anyone who has stood in awe at the spectacle of a museum.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711254565
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 305 x 248 mm

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