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The art of museum exhibitions : how story and imagination create aesthetic experiences / Leslie Bedford.

Bedford, Leslie [Browse]
  • Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, [2014]
  • ©2014
168 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"Leslie Bedford, former director of the highly regarded Bank Street College museum leadership program, expands the museum professional's vision of exhibitions beyond the simple goal of transmitting knowledge to the visitor. Her view of exhibitions as interactive, emotional, embodied, imaginative experiences opens a new vista for those designing them. Using examples both from her own work at the Boston Children's Museum and from other institutions around the globe, Bedford offers the museum professional a bold new vision built around narrative, imagination, and aesthetics, merging the work of the educator with that of the artist. It is important reading for all museum professionals"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: Preface Introduction Part I Contemporary Exhibition Theories Chapter 1 Exhibitions as Education Chapter 2 Alternative Exhibition Models Part II Constructing a New Model Chapter 3 Narrative Chapter 4 Imagination Chapter 5 Aesthetic Experience Part III Working in the Subjunctive Mood Chapter 6 Objects: Meanings and Metaphors Chapter 7 Uniqueness: The Power of the Specific Chapter 8 Mediated Experience Chapter 9 Narrativity Chapter 10 Exhibition Design Chapter 11 Embodied Imagination Conclusion Notes References Index About the Author.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-157) and index.
Introduction -- Part I. Contemporary Exhibition Theories. Chapter 1. Exhibitions as education ; Chapter 2. Alternative exhibition models -- Part II. Constructing a New Model. Chapter 3. Story ; Chapter 4. Imagination ; Chapter 5. John Dewey and art as experience -- Part III. Working in the Subjunctive Mood. Chapter 6. Creating and experiencing the exhibition medium -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index -- About the author.
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