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Museums and American intellectual life, 1876-1926, Steven Conn

Label
Museums and American intellectual life, 1876-1926
Title
Museums and American intellectual life, 1876-1926
Statement of responsibility
Steven Conn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conn's study includes familiar places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Academy of Natural Sciences, but he also draws attention to forgotten ones, like the Philadelphia Commercial Museum, once the repository for objects from many turn-of-the-century world's fairs. What emerges from Conn's analysis is that museums of all kinds shared a belief that knowledge resided in the objects themselves. Using what Conn has termed "object-based epistemology," museums of the late nineteenth century were on the cutting edge of American intellectual life. By the first quarter of the twentieth century, however, museums had largely been replaced by research-oriented universities as places where new knowledge was produced. According to Conn, not only did this mean a change in the way knowledge was conceived, but also, and perhaps more importantly, who would have access to it
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conn, Steven
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
AM11
LC item number
.C64 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Museums
  • Histoire
  • Musea
  • Intellectuele vorming
  • Musées
  • Museum
  • Geistesleben
  • Intellectual life
  • Museums
  • Geistesleben
  • Museum
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Estados Unidos
  • Estados Unidos
  • Estados Unidos
  • Estados Unidos
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • USA
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Museums and American intellectual life, 1876-1926, Steven Conn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-293) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Objects and American History: The Museums of Henry Mercer and Henry Ford
  • 6.
  • From South Kensington to the Louvre: Art Museums and the Creation of Fine Art
  • 7.
  • 1926: Of Fairs, Museums, and History
  • 1.
  • Museums and the Late Victorian World
  • 2.
  • "Naked Eye Science": Museums and Natural History
  • 3.
  • Between Science and Art: Museums and the Development of Anthropology
  • 4.
  • The Philadelphia Commercial Museum: A Museum to Conquer the World
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9780226114934
Lccn
98016850
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38879287
  • (OCoLC)ocm38879287
Label
Museums and American intellectual life, 1876-1926, Steven Conn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-293) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Objects and American History: The Museums of Henry Mercer and Henry Ford
  • 6.
  • From South Kensington to the Louvre: Art Museums and the Creation of Fine Art
  • 7.
  • 1926: Of Fairs, Museums, and History
  • 1.
  • Museums and the Late Victorian World
  • 2.
  • "Naked Eye Science": Museums and Natural History
  • 3.
  • Between Science and Art: Museums and the Development of Anthropology
  • 4.
  • The Philadelphia Commercial Museum: A Museum to Conquer the World
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9780226114934
Lccn
98016850
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38879287
  • (OCoLC)ocm38879287

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