Malraux’s idea of an imaginary museum, a “museum without walls” (which he first announced in ), is a prescient manifesto of the digital. (file size: MB, MIME type: application/pdf). Expand view. One day in , André Malraux, the dazzling all-rounder who had . The Book on the Floor: André Malraux and the Imaginary Museum by.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. You do not currently have access to this article. The overlap between the two projects, however, was unmissable, and Grasskamp thinks that Malraux was too quiet about confessing the debt. You could not be signed in.

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And finally — what are the significance of walls and a physical space for our understanding of art? Add both to Cart Add both to List. This dialogue is possible only if artworks can be compared, whether in the museum space or in the mind of any individual. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Read more Read less. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. These days we are accustomed to portable objects that assemble paintings or sculptures from far afield.


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The Imaginary Museum contained more than 1, illustrations; if they were well chosen, Malraux had done his job. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. You may also like Related content. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: For permissions, please e-mail: Customers who bought this item also bought.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This site uses cookies. According to Malraux, the 20th century conception of art is much more inclusive than ever before, which means that the dialogue has a very wide scope allowing us to compare African art to French Renaissance painting and Chinese Ming vases. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This ideal collection of the imagination can be supported by but never be identical to photographic representations of works of art.

We call them art books. The paper is accessible on http: Both authors were engaged in juxtaposing artworks via photographs and publishing these photographs by the hundreds, but Malraux was the better sloganeer.


As a government minister, Malraux had promoted the idea of malruax full-size colour photographs of French paintings, for display in provincial museums. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Malraux and the Musee Imaginaire: the ‘museum without walls’

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Since the world of art is ever so wide and consists of a huge array of individual works and styles, it is now impossible to fit even a fraction of the works of mjseum into a single museum space. In the modern world, art is thus approached through a dialogue between works and styles brought together from across the history of art.

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