Album "Trésors du quotidien du musée des Arts et Traditions populaires au musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée"
The collections of the National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions, together with the European collections of the Musée de l'Homme and those devoted to Islam kept at the Central Union of Decorative Arts will constitute the heart of the future Museum of the European and Mediterranean Civilisations, which is currently being created in Marseille, France.
Their wealth is the result of a succession of ways of looking at the French society for more than a century by an institution that was committed to preserve the memory of whole parts of popular culture, to testify of the existence of a pre-industrial civilisation considered as endangered and, more recently, to show the current mutations of society.
This is why you will see next to each other masterpieces of popular art, ingenuity, subtlety and also technical and aesthetic performing following an appreciation of beauty that only makes sense by distinguishing itself from so-called erudite art. But sometimes you also come across mass-produced objects,mechanically reproduced works of art (imagery, for example), and industrial productions.
If they were kept and collected, it is to testify of common uses, ordinary social patterns, shared representations or mass consumption.
The album is organised around about 10 themes and is published by the RMN to show the wealth and diversity of the collections of the National Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions, the multiplicity of the subjects it will be possible to approach in the future Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations in Marseille.
The album gives priority to pictures and images and presents 120 objects, dating from the Middle-Ages to current day and coming from all the regions of France, from Germany and Italy, from Morocco and Syria and Turkey, it shows some of the new geographical and cultural domains covered by the museum.
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- 22 × 28 × 1,1 cm
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- Mai 2005
- Diffusor :
- FLAMMARION SA
- Distributor :
- FLAMMARION SA