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History and the Museum: Representation, Narrative and Memory, 2021/22, Semester 1
Mark Westgarth
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Donald Preziosi and Claire Farago (eds), Grasping the world : the idea of the museum (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)

Bettina Messias Carbonell (ed.), Museum studies : an anthology of contexts, (Oxford and New Malden, MA: Blackwells, 2004)

Andrew McClellan (ed.), Art and its Publics, Museum Studies at the Millenium,(Oxford and New Malden, MA: Blackwells, 2003)

Carr, E.H., What is history? London: MacMillan, (1974)

Walsh, W.H.,An Introduction to Philosophy of History, (1992)

Hobsbawn, E.J., ‘Karl Marx’s Contribution to Historiography,’ in Ideology in social science : readings in critical social theory, R. Blackburn (ed.), (1972), pp.265-283.

Hooper-Greenhill, E., ‘What is a museum?’ in Hooper-Greenhill, Museums and the shaping of knowledge, (1992), pp1-22.

Gombrich, E.H. ‘Hegel and Art History’, Architectural design., No.51 6/7, 1981, pp3-9.

Foucault, M., ‘Texts/Contexts: Of Other Spaces’, Diacritics., (1989), vol.16, no.1, pp22-27.

de Certeau, M., The practice of everyday life (1984), ‘Story Time’, pp77-90, and ‘Walking in the City’, pp91-110.

Gielen, P., ‘Museumchronotopics: on the representation of the past in museums’ Museum and Society, (November 2004), vol.2, no.3, pp147-160.

White, H., ‘The Fictions of Factual Representation’ in Tropics of discourse : essays in cultural criticism, (1978), pp214-229.

White, H., ‘The role of narrativity in the representation of reality’, in Appleby et al, Knowledge and postmodernism in historical perspective, (1996), pp395-407.

Barthes, R., ‘The Discourse of History’, in Barthes, R., The Rustle of Language, (1989), pp127-140.

Raphael Samuels, Theatres of Memory, (1994).

Walsh, K., The representation of the past : museums and heritage in the post-modern world, (1992).

Hume, David. ‘Of the Standard of Taste’ in Four dissertations. I. The natural history of religion. II. Of the passions. III. Of tragedy. IV. Of the standard of taste. By David Hume, esq [electronic resource]. (1757). Also published in Scott Elledge (ed.) Eighteenth-century critical essays (volume 2) (1961).

Edmund Burke. ‘On Taste, introductory discourse’, in A Philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and the beautiful, (1757),

Bourdieu, Pierre, Distinction: a social critique of the judgement of taste (1984).

Solkin, David,(ed.), Art on the line : the Royal Academy exhibitions at Somerset House, 1780-1836 (2001) Introduction.

Pears, Iain, The discovery of painting : the growth of interest in the arts in England 1680-1768, (1988), chapter 2, ‘Taste’, pp.27-50.

Taylor, Brandon, Art for the Nation: exhibitions and the London public 1747-2001, (1999). Introduction.

Jones, Peter. ‘Hume’s literary and aesthetic theory,’ The Cambridge Companion to Hume, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1993), pp.255-280.

Stroud, Barry. Hume. London and New York: Routledge, (1988), pp.1-95.

Habermas, Jurgen, The structural transformation of the public sphere : an inquiry into a category of bourgeois society (1962). I – Introduction and Preliminary demarcation…, & II Social Structure of the Public Sphere.

Wolff, Janet & Seed, John (eds.), The Culture of capital : art, power and the nineteenth-century middle class, (1988). Introduction.

Bann, Stephen, ‘The poetics of the museum: Lenoir and Du Sommerard’, in The Clothing of Clio: a study of the representation of history in nineteenth-century Britain and France, (1984), pp77-92.

Bourdieu, Pierre, & Darbel, Alain, The Love of Art: European art museums and their public, (1990).

Burton, Anthony, Vision & accident : the story of the Victoria and Albert Museum (1999).

Burton, Anthony, ‘The uses of the South Kensington Art Collections’, Journal of the History of Collections, vol.14, no.1, 2002, pp79-95.

Wilson, David, The British Museum : a history,(2002).

Macgregor, Arthur, ‘Collectors, Connoissuers and Curators in the Victorian Age’ in M.Caygill and J. Cherry (eds.), A.W. Franks : nineteenth-century collecting and the British Museum (1997), pp.6-33.

Nietzsche, F. ‘On the Use and Abuse of History for Life’, Untimely meditations (1874)

Foucault, M. The Archaeology of Knowledge.London (1994), Introduction.

Foucault, M. The Order of Things, London (1985), Preface.

Hauser, A. The Philosophy of Art History. Evanston (1985), Section IV ‘Art History Without Names.’

Hadjinicolaou, N. Art history and class struggle, London (1978), Ch.2 ‘Art History as a History of Artists.’

Williams, R. Marxism and literature Oxford (1977), Ch. ‘The Author.’

Foucault, Michel, ‘What is an Author?’, in J. Harari (ed.) Textual strategies : perspectives in post-structuralist criticism: , (1979). pp101-120.

Pearce, Susan, ‘Objects as meaning; or narrating the past’, in Susan Pearce (ed.) Interpreting objects and collections, (1994), pp19-29.

Bates, M. & P. Humphry (eds) The Darwin reader. London (1957)

Burton, Anthony, Vision & accident : the story of the Victoria and Albert Museum

McClellan, Andrew, Inventing the Louvre : art, politics, and the origins of the modern museum in eighteenth-century Paris (1994).

Duncan, C., & Wallach, A., ‘The Universal Survey Museum’, Art history. (1980), vol.3, pp448-469.

Bowker, G. and S. L. Star Sorting things out : classification and its consequences. Cambridge (1999)

Duncan, C. & A. Wallach 2004 ‘The Museum of Modern Art as Late Capitalist Ritual’. In Grasping the world : the idea of the museum, D. Preziosi and C. Farago (eds), pp.483-499. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Searing, H., ‘The Development of a Museum Typology’, The museum news., vol.65, (1987), pp20-31.

O’Doherty, B. 1976 Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Wallach, A., ‘The Museum of Modern Art: the Past’s Future’, Journal of design history., vol.5, no.3, (1992), pp207-215.

Berman, M., ‘Modernity – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’, All that is solid melts into air : the experience of modernity, (1982), pp15-36.

Venturi, Robert, ‘Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture’ MoMA Art Papers on Architecture (1977).

Blumenthal, W.M. Daniel Libeskind and the Jewish Museum of Berlin (2000).

Benton, C., ‘Daniel Libeskin’s Extension for the V&A and its context, parts I & II,Journal of design history., vol.10, no.1, (1997), pp71-91 & pp309-328.

Gieblhausen, M., (2003), The architecture of the museum : symbolic structures, urban contexts , pp1-14.

Sachs, A & van Voolen, E (2004), (eds) Jewish identity in contemporary architecture / edited by Angeli Sachs, Edward van Voolen ; with an introduction by Angeli Sachs, Edward van Voolen ; essays by Samuel D. Gruber ... [et al.] = Jüdische Identität in der zeitgenössischen Architektur, pp17-20, pp42-54 & pp79-84.

Berelowitz, J. 1994 ‘The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: An Account of the Collaboration Between Artists, Trustees and an Architect’. In Art apart : art institutions and ideology across England and North America, M. Pointon (ed.), pp. 267-284.

Jencks, Charles, The new paradigm in architecture : the language of post-modernism: , (2002)..

Bruggen, Van Coosje, Frank O. Gehry : Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, (1998

Kansteiner, W., ‘Finding Meaning in Memory: a methodological critique of collective memory, History and theory., (May 2002), vol.41, no.2, pp179-197.

Kirschenblatt-Gimblett, B., (1998), ‘Destination culture : tourism, museums, and heritage, pp79-117.

Popkin, J., ‘Holocaust Memories, Historian’s Memoirs: First-Person Narrative and Memory of the Holocaust, History & memory.: studies in representation of the past, (Spring-Summer 2003), 15.1, pp49-84.

Presziosi, D., (1994), ‘Modernity Again: The Museum as Trompe L’Oeil’, in Brunette & Wills (eds), Deconstruction and the visual arts : art, media, architecture, pp141-150.

This list was last updated on 18/08/2010