Who Owns America's Past?

Who Owns America's Past?

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qFrom an insider's perspective, Robert C. Post ... offers insight into the politics of display and the interpretation of history. Never before has a book about the Smithsonian detailed the recent and dramatic shift from collection-driven shows, with artifacts meant to speak for themselves, to concept-driven exhibitions, in which objects aim to tell a story, displayed like illustrations in a bookq--Dust jacket flap.The Smithsonian and the Problem of History Robert C. Post ... From a New York perspective, see Sheryl Gay Stohmberg and Kate Taylor, a€œWounded in Crossfire ofa Capitol Culture War, a€ New York ... Progress, 1 April 2010, http://thinkprogress .org/climate/2010/04/01/205739/must-see-video-polluter-funded-smithsoniananbsp;...

Title:Who Owns America's Past?
Author:Robert C. Post
Publisher:JHU Press - 2013-10-22


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