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1 The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook Of The Collection.
J. Paul Getty, Los Angeles: 2015. Eighth Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This gorgeous new edition of The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collection features over 350 of the museum's most beloved objects. Updated to include numerous exciting new acquisitions—from the Gillion manuscript to Gauguin's Arii Matamoe (The Royal End), from J. M. W. Turner's Modern Rome to Robert Mapplethorpe's famous Self Portrait—the handbook presents an overview of the Getty's world-renowned collections and provides a history of the museum and its famous founder. From treasures of the ancient world and medieval manuscripts to Renaissance drawings, French furniture, Impressionist paintings, iconic American photographs, and much more, the handbook offers an indispensable look at both the magnificently reimagined Getty Villa in Malibu and the dazzling Getty Center on a hilltop in Brentwood. Whether a regular visitor to the two sites or someone who hasn't yet made the trip, this richly illustrated and beautifully redesigned volume is a must-have for any art lover. 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches, 374 color illustrations. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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2 The Royal Pavilion At Brighton.
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
A full color illustrated introduction to The Royal Pavilion at Brighton. 
Price: 8.98 USD
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3 ANKERSON, SAM; JEAN BURKS; HENRY JOYCE & CHIP STULEN (WRITERS). A Souvenir Of Shelburne Museum.
Shelburne Museum, Shelburne: 2005. 0939384302 / 9780939384303 First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
An introduction to one of the finest, most diverse, and idiosyncratic museums of art and Americana, 
Price: 7.32 USD
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4 BARAGWANATH, ALBERT K . More Than A Mirror To The Past: The First Fifty Years Of The Museum Of The City Of New York.
The Museum of the City of New York. New York: 1973. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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5 BERNARD-DONALS, MICHAEL. Figures Of Memory: The Rhetoric Of Displacement At The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
State University of New York Press, Albany: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate. Figures of Memory examines how the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, uses its space and the design of its exhibits to "move" its visitors to memory. From the objects and their placement to the architectural design of the building and the floor plan, the USHMM was meant to teach visitors about the Holocaust. But what Michael Bernard-Donals found is that while they learn, and remember, the Holocaust, visitors also call to mind other, sometimes unrelated memories. Partly this is because memory itself works in multidirectional ways, but partly it's because of decisions made in the planning that led to the creation of the museum. Drawing on material from the USHMM's institutional archive, including meeting minutes, architectural renderings, visitor surveys, and comments left by visitors, Figures of Memory is both a theoretical exploration of memory—its relation to identity, space, and ethics—and a practical analysis of one of the most discussed memorials in the United States. The book also extends recent discussions of the rhetoric of memorial sites and museums by arguing that sites like the USHMM don't so much "make a case for" events through the act of memorialization, but actually displace memory, disturbing it—and the museum visitor—so much so that they call it into question. Memory, like rhetorical figures, moves, and the USHMM moves its visitors, figuratively and literally, both to and beyond the events the museum is meant to commemorate. Michael Bernard-Donals is Nancy Hoefs Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Forgetful Memory: Representation and Remembrance in the Wake of the Holocaust, also published by SUNY Press, and Jewish Rhetorics: History, Theory, Practice (coedited with Janice W. Fernheimer). "...an insightful contribution to the fields of museum studies, memory studies, and rhetorical studies." — CHOICE "...an impressive work of seminal scholarship and unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library collections." — Midwest Book Review 
Price: 76.00 USD
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6 BERNARD-DONALS, MICHAEL. Figures Of Memory: The Rhetoric Of Displacement At The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
State University of New York Press, Albany: 2016. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate. Figures of Memory examines how the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, uses its space and the design of its exhibits to "move" its visitors to memory. From the objects and their placement to the architectural design of the building and the floor plan, the USHMM was meant to teach visitors about the Holocaust. But what Michael Bernard-Donals found is that while they learn, and remember, the Holocaust, visitors also call to mind other, sometimes unrelated memories. Partly this is because memory itself works in multidirectional ways, but partly it's because of decisions made in the planning that led to the creation of the museum. Drawing on material from the USHMM's institutional archive, including meeting minutes, architectural renderings, visitor surveys, and comments left by visitors, Figures of Memory is both a theoretical exploration of memory—its relation to identity, space, and ethics—and a practical analysis of one of the most discussed memorials in the United States. The book also extends recent discussions of the rhetoric of memorial sites and museums by arguing that sites like the USHMM don't so much "make a case for" events through the act of memorialization, but actually displace memory, disturbing it—and the museum visitor—so much so that they call it into question. Memory, like rhetorical figures, moves, and the USHMM moves its visitors, figuratively and literally, both to and beyond the events the museum is meant to commemorate. Michael Bernard-Donals is Nancy Hoefs Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Forgetful Memory: Representation and Remembrance in the Wake of the Holocaust, also published by SUNY Press, and Jewish Rhetorics: History, Theory, Practice (coedited with Janice W. Fernheimer). "...an insightful contribution to the fields of museum studies, memory studies, and rhetorical studies." — CHOICE "...an impressive work of seminal scholarship and unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library collections." — Midwest Book Review 
Price: 19.90 USD
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7 BURNHAM, RIKA & KAI-KEE, ELLIOTT. Teaching In The Art Museum: Interpretation As Experience.
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
At the heart of all good art museum teaching is an effort to bring people and artworks together in meaningful ways. But what constitutes an experience of a work of art? What should be taught and why? What kinds of uniquely valuable experiences are museum educators alone equipped to provide? This book, unlike any other publication currently available, addresses these and myriad other questions and investigates the mission, history, theory, practice, and future prospects of museum education. Every critical issue that has preoccupied the profession throughout its hundred-year history is considered, including lecture- versus conversation-based formats; the place of information in gallery teaching; the relation of art museum teaching to the disciplines of art history, curation, and conservation; the use of questions to stimulate discussion; and the role of playfulness, self-awareness, and institutional context in constructing the visitor's experience. The book will prove invaluable for all professional museum educators and volunteer docents as well as museum studies students, art and art history teachers, curators, and museum administrators. The essays distill the authors' decades of experience as practitioners and observers of gallery teaching across the United States and abroad. They offer a range of perspectives on which everyone involved with art museum education may reflect and in so doing, encourage education to take its proper place at the center of the twenty-first century art museum. 192 pages, 7 x 10 inches, 7 color and 2 black-and-white illustrations, paperback. Rika Burnham is head of education at The Frick Collection in New York. Elliott Kai-Kee is an education specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum. "[This book] speaks beyond the scope intended, addressing the wider audience of aesthetic education in a compelling way. . . . This book makes a significant contribution to the field."—Journal of Aesthetic Education 
Price: 28.50 USD
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8 BUSHMASTER, MORTY. Hubert's Dime Museum & Flea Circus: An Underground History.
The Book Whisperer Press, Brooklyn: 2008. First Edition. Limited Edition of 500. s Softcover. Brand new book. Signed by the author. 
An unauthorized "first" history of Hubert's Museum. Contains almost seventy photos and illustrations. If you're into freaks, this is for you! 
Price: 14.73 USD
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9 DE MOTEBELLO, PHILIPPE (REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR). The Metropolitan Museum Of Art Annual Report For The Year 1989-1990.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: 1990. First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition but a very small triangular area has been clipped off from the front cover.. 
This is the One Hundred Twentieth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1989, through June 30, 1990. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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10 EARLE, WENDY & JENNI OPALINSKI, MELISSA ROWLAND, KRISTEN WAGSTROM, BRIAN LEE WHISENHUNT, MARIANNE BERGER WOODS (CONTRIBUTIONS BY). Museum Of The Southwest: Selections From The Permanent Collection.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This publication is the first catalogue of the permanent collection of the Museum of the Southwest, based in Midland, Texas. The volume's introduction details the history of Midland and the genesis of the Museum of the Southwest, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2016. With a focus on the art of the American Southwest, 70 essays accompanied by striking images present this West Texas institution's collections. Artists include Norman Rockwell, Albert Bierstadt, John James Audubon, Rosa Bonheur, and the Taos Society of Artists. Many entries document the art of members of the Texas Regionalism movement of the 1930s and '40s, as well as contemporary artists working in the Southwest, and several focus on a new collection of Kentucky Derby objects. Lavishly illustrated, Museum of the Southwest: Selections from the Permanent Collection also offers readers new research and scholarship—most of the artwork and artifacts featured have never previously been published. 107 color, 39 black-and-white Illustrations, 168 pages, 9" x 11". 
Price: 47.50 USD
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11 EARLE, WENDY & JENNI OPALINSKI, MELISSA ROWLAND, KRISTEN WAGSTROM, BRIAN LEE WHISENHUNT, MARIANNE BERGER WOODS (CONTRIBUTIONS BY). Museum Of The Southwest: Selections From The Permanent Collection.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2017. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This publication is the first catalogue of the permanent collection of the Museum of the Southwest, based in Midland, Texas. The volume's introduction details the history of Midland and the genesis of the Museum of the Southwest, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2016. With a focus on the art of the American Southwest, 70 essays accompanied by striking images present this West Texas institution's collections. Artists include Norman Rockwell, Albert Bierstadt, John James Audubon, Rosa Bonheur, and the Taos Society of Artists. Many entries document the art of members of the Texas Regionalism movement of the 1930s and '40s, as well as contemporary artists working in the Southwest, and several focus on a new collection of Kentucky Derby objects. Lavishly illustrated, Museum of the Southwest: Selections from the Permanent Collection also offers readers new research and scholarship—most of the artwork and artifacts featured have never previously been published. 107 color, 39 black-and-white Illustrations, 168 pages, 9" x 11". 
Price: 33.25 USD
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12 ELLER, POVL. Frederiksborg Museum: Illustrated Guide.
The Museum of Natural History at Frederiksborg Castle, Copenhagen: 1979. 8787237229 / 9788787237222 s Softcover. Good condition. 
An illustrated, highly comprehensive introduction to the museum. Translated into English from the Danish by David Hohnen. Includes an Index 
Price: 9.45 USD
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13 GIUGANINO, ALBERTO & TAMBURELLO, ADOLFO (TEXT); GIORGI, FIORENZO (DESIGN). Great Museums Of The World: National Museum Tokyo.
Newsweek & Arnoldo Mondadori, New York: 1968. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The National Museum / Tokyo, the largest museum in Japan, founded in 1871, contains the most extensive and finest collections of Japanese art in the world. Comprising some 90,000 objects, it ranges over all periods and mediums from pre-historic times to the beginnings of the modern era. While the major emphasis is on Japanese art, China is also importantly represented in works of extraordinary quality if more limited in number. From this concentration of masterworks in all mediums emerges in dramatic perspective the succession of art forms and styles of Japan and their frequent interrelations with those of Japan. Contains 126 superb, color photographs. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.64 USD
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14 HEINZ, GUNTHER. The Picture Gallery In The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.
Meredith Press, New York: 1970. First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but the back half of the dustjacket is badly torn. 
Housed in a lavish late-19th-cenury building, the collection of paintings in the Kunsthistorisches Museum is fascinating not only for its masterpieces by such artists as Brueghel, Rmbrandt, titian, and Velazquez, but also for the vivid reflection it offers of the history of the Habsburg dynasty. Begun in the days of Maximilian I (1459-1519), the collection includes portraits of the Habsburgs by the prominent artists of their eras as well as works which appealed to the rulers in their roles of patrons of the arts and imperial collectors. The scope of the Habsburg empire's power is visible in the range of painting from all the countries of Europe. Virtually every great artist from the Renaissance through the eighteenth century is represented, resulting in a collection of incredible richness and beauty. Translated into English from the German by James Brockway. Includes an Index. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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15 HERRERA, OVIDIO-CESAR PAREDES. Prado Gallery Souvenir Guide.
Editorial Mayfe, Madrid: 1954. Third Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good reading copy. 
An introduction to the main permanent exhibits with both black and white, and color photographs. 
Price: 3.75 USD
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16 HIBBARD, HOWARD. The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.
Harrison House, New York: 1986. 0517612011 / 9780517612019 Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Offers a general look at all the collections in the eighteen separate departments, a history of the museum itself since its inception, and a concise hostory of the world of art. Its value as a reference work will be as great as the appeal of its profuse and sumptuous illustrations, some six hundred or which are in fullcolor. Includes an Index. 
Price: 35.91 USD
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17 HUDSON, KENNETH. Museums Of Influence.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1987. 0521305349 / 9780521305341 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Ex library with usual stamps and labels. 
A thematic history of the world's museums seen through the eyes of thirty-seven pioneers in thirteen countries. Includes 187 illustrations. Includes an Index. 
Price: 190.71 USD
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18 LACLOTTE, MICHEL (PREFACE). Treasures Of The Louvre.
Abbeville Press, New York, London, Paris: 1993. 0789204061 / 9780789204066 A Tiny Folio Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Name of previous owner appears on front endpaper. 
Prfovides a grand tour in miniature of the Louvre's seven departments, highlighting its most renowned masterpieces. Visitors to the museum can thus retain a beautiful visual reminder of what they have seen. Those who have never been to the Louvre will have a tantalizing glimpse of this superb collection, and will perhaps be encouraged to experience the museum in person to become better acquainted with these great works of art. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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19 LERMAN, LEO; HOVING, THOMAS P. F. (INTRODUCTION). The Museum: One Hundred Years And The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.
The Viking Press, New York: 1969. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A history of the first hundred years of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City written by someone who has been visiting the museum for half a century. Highly illustrated. Includes an Index. 
Price: 41.99 USD
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20 LLORENS, TOMAS (REVISED BY); DEL MAR BORIBIA, MARIA & VELA, CONCHA. Guide To The Thyssen Bornemisza Museum.
Fundacion Coleccion Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid: 1998. Second Edition. English language edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The works of art on display in this museum were collected by the Thyssen-Bornemisza family over two generations. The collection was started in the second decade of the twentieth century by Baron Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, and considerably enlarged by his son Baron Hans Heinrich. 
Price: 23.99 USD
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