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Author Classen, Constance, 1957- author.

Title The museum of the senses : experiencing art and collections / Constance Classen.

Publication Info. London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.


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Description xii, 171 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Sensory studies series
Sensory studies series.
Summary "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. In The Museum of the Senses Constance Classen offers a new way of approaching the history of art through the senses, revealing how people used to handle, smell and even taste collection pieces. 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."--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Art museums -- Social aspects.
Material culture -- Social aspects.
Art appreciation -- History.
Sensory evaluation.
Other Form: Online version: Classen, Constance, 1957- Museum of the senses. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017 9781474252461 (DLC) 2017013328
ISBN 9781474253796 paperback
1474253792 paperback
9781474252430 hardback
1474252435 hardback

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