The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections

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  • Author(s): Classen, Constance
  • Series:
    Sensory Studies Series
  • Publication Information:
    London, UK : Bloomsbury Academic. 2017
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      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.Classen, a leading authority on the cultural history of the senses, has produced a fascinating study of sensual and emotional responses to artefacts from the middle ages to the present. The Museum of the Senses is an important read for anyone interested in the history of art as well as for students and researchers in cultural studies and museum studies.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781474252430. 9781474252447. 9781474252461.
    • Accession Number:
      978295704
    • Accession Number:
      1584359
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    • ABNT:
      CLASSEN, C. The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. ISBN 9781474252430. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1584359. Acesso em: 9 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Classen C. The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1584359. Accessed December 9, 2019.
    • APA:
      Classen, C. (2017). The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1584359
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Classen, Constance. 2017. The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections. Sensory Studies Series. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1584359.
    • Harvard:
      Classen, C. (2017) The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic (Sensory Studies Series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1584359 (Accessed: 9 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Classen, C 2017, The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections, Sensory Studies Series, Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK, viewed 9 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Classen, Constance. The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1584359.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Classen, Constance. The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections. Sensory Studies Series. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1584359.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Classen C. The Museum of the Senses : Experiencing Art and Collections [Internet]. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic; 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 9]. (Sensory Studies Series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1584359