Frames at work: Museological imagination and historical discourse in neoclassical Britain

Ernst, Wolfgang
September 1993
Art Bulletin;Sep93, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p481
Academic Journal
Discusses how the Neoclassical display of ancient objects reflect the development of art history and archeology. Art collector John Soane's implosion of the museum frame; Impact of the revolutionary socio-political change in Continental Europe between 1750 and 1830; Differences between antiquarian and Neoclassical politics and values of display; Soane's museum.


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