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Museum Book

Museum Book (Paperback)

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A paperback edition of this unique and fascinating guide exploring everything from the history of museums, to the very meaning of the word 'museum', illustrated with incredible collage-style art. Suppose you went into a museum and you didn't know what it was. From the first sentence of this brilliant book, Jan Mark inspires us to think. She muses on the Muses and the word museum, on why and how people collect things, on different kinds of museums (cabinets, buildings, villages, towns), on their contribution to science and on the notion of classification. She examines the Elgin Marbles (saved or stolen?), famous fakes, the dodo, and some great collectors. Stylish collages brilliantly capture the essence of the highly readable and thought-provoking text - as well as the timeless wonders of museums. Companion volume to "The Time Book" also publishing in paperback this month.

Children'sGeneral non-fictionGeneral knowledge & triviaLibraries, museums, schools Publisher: Walker Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/06/2010 ISBN-13: 9781406319729  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jan Mark (1946-2006) was one of Britain's most distinguished authors of books for young people. She was twice awarded the Carnegie Medal and also won the Penguin Guardian Award, the Observer Teenage Fiction Prize and the Angel Award for Fiction. Richard Holland is a talented new artist. He has also illustrated The Time Book for Walker. He lives in Essex.

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