ISBN-10:
1933253754
ISBN-13:
9781933253756
Pub. Date:
03/01/2006
Publisher:
American Alliance Of Museums
Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America

Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America

by Marjorie Schwarzer
Current price is , Original price is $65.0. You

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

This item is available online through Marketplace sellers.

Overview

Highly illustrated, exhaustively researched, and eminently readable, this new edition of Riches, Rivals and Radicals describes the rise of the museum in the United States from the early twentieth century to the early twenty-first—a story that parallels the historic changes in American society. Through the decades, museums transformed themselves from cabinets of curiosity to centers of civic pride and prestige and emblems of our shared heritage, good and bad. With a rich cast of characters and admirable narrative sweep, Marjorie Schwarzer brings to life the deep impact that museum culture had on society at large and vice versa. Published in celebration of the American Alliance of Museums’ centennial and The Year of the Museum, Riches, Rivals and Radicals reveals the history of museums to be a gripping and remarkable facet of our American past. This new edition includes a new afterword by the author, and the main text has been updated and revised.

Marjorie Schwarzer served as chair and professor of museum studies at John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, California, from 1996 to 2011.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933253756
Publisher: American Alliance Of Museums
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Edition description: New edition
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marjorie Schwarzer served as chair and professor of museum studies at John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, California, from 1996 to 2011.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

The American Museum

                The Building

                The Collection

                The Exhibition

                People and Money

Notes

About the Author

Index

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews