Dinosaurs and Dioramas

Author: Sarah J Chicone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315430479
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Two experienced exhibit designers lead you through the complex process of design and installation of natural history exhibitions. The authors introduce the history and function of natural history museums and their importance in teaching visitors the basic principles of science. The book then offers you practical tricks and tips of the trade, to allow museums, aquaria, and zoos—large or small—to tell the story of nature and science. From overall concept to design, construction, and evaluation, the book carries you through the process step-by-step, with emphasis on the importance of collaboration and teamwork for a successful installation. A crucial addition to the bookshelf of anyone involved in exhibit design or natural history museums.

Natural History Dioramas Traditional Exhibits for Current Educational Themes

Author: Annette Scheersoi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 303000208X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book focuses on socio-cultural issues and the potential of using dioramas in museums to engage various audiences with – and in – contemporary debates and big issues, which society and the natural environment are facing, such as biodiversity loss. From the early 1900s, with the passage of time and changes in cultural norms in societies, this genre of exhibits evolved in response to the changes in entertainment, expectations and expressed needs of museum visitors. The challenge has always been to provide meaningful, relevant experiences to visitors, and this is still the aim today. Dioramas are also increasingly valued as learning tools. Contributions in this book specifically focus on their educational potential. In practice, dioramas are used by a wide range of educational practitioners to assist learners in developing and understanding specific concepts, such as climate change, evolution or or conservation issues. In this learning process, dioramas not only contribute to scientific understanding and cultural awareness, but also reconnect wide audiences to the natural world and thereby contribute to the well-being of societies. In the simultaneously published book: “Natural History Dioramas – Traditional Exhibits for Current Educational Themes, Science Educational Aspects" the editors discuss the history of dioramas and their building and science learning aspects, as well as current developments and their place in the visitor experience.

Projektfeld Ausstellung Project Scope Exhibition Design

Author: Aurelia Bertron
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034610513
Format: PDF
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Das Buch ist ein Grundlagenwerk und eine Inspirationsquelle für alle, die thematisch fokussierte Ausstellungen adäquat konzipieren, gestalten, planen und produzieren wollen. Die Typologie von Bertron Schwarz Frey erarbeitet die Themenbereiche Natur, Archäologie, Geschichte, Kunst und Wissenschaft, und die jeweiligen Anforderungen an die Ausstellungsgestaltung. Skizzen, Grundrisse, Visualisierungen und Fotografien verdeutlichen die Vorgehensweise, die zwar in ihrer Struktur analog ist, jedoch für jedes Thema eine andere Lösung findet. Zielgruppen sind: Designer, Architekten und Museumsfachleute; für Studierende der Fachbereiche Architektur, Innenarchitektur, Ausstellungsdesign, Szenografie und Visuelle Kommunikation ist es ein praxisbezogenes Lehrbuch. Vorgestellt werden aktuell gestaltete Ausstellungen, wie etwa das Museum für Naturkunde und das Jüdische Museum in Berlin, das Pommersche Landesmuseum in Greifswald oder das Landesmuseum in Stuttgart. Ulrich Schwarz ist seit 2000 Professor für Grundlagen des Entwerfens an der Universität der Künste Berlin.

Los Angeles

Author: Jon Wilkman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402750366
Format: PDF, ePub
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Los Angeles is the heart of American filmmaking, but this huge city--all 498 square miles of it--has even more magic than you’ll find on the movie screen. And that doesn’t even take into consideration the rest of Los Angeles County! It’s all here, captured in this breathtaking tribute, shot by award-winning photographer Elan Penn and two renowned TV producers: Nancy and Jon Wilkman. Glimpse the past in the La Brea Tar Pits. Admire the natural beauty of Santa Catarina Island and Griffith Park. Look at amazing landmarks like the famous Hollywood sign, the Beverly Hills Hotel, and the renowned Rose Bowl. Marvel at the non-stop motion in Union Station, at the Los Angeles International Airport, and on the many freeways. From Mulholland Drive to Beverly Hills, the Venice Canals to San Fernando Valley, it’s a very special trip to one of the world’s capitals.

Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads

Author: Stephen T. Asma
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195347463
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The natural history museum is a place where the line between "high" and "low" culture effectively vanishes--where our awe of nature, our taste for the bizarre, and our thirst for knowledge all blend happily together. But as Stephen Asma shows in Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads, there is more going on in these great institutions than just smart fun. Asma takes us on a wide-ranging tour of natural history museums in New York and Chicago, London and Paris, interviewing curators, scientists, and exhibit designers, and providing a wealth of fascinating observations. We learn how the first museums were little more than high-toned side shows, with such garish exhibits as the pickled head of Peter the Great's lover. In contrast, today's museums are hot-beds of serious science, funding major research in such fields as anthropology and archaeology. "Rich in detail, lucid explanation, telling anecdotes, and fascinating characters.... Asma has rendered a fascinating and credible account of how natural history museums are conceived and presented. It's the kind of book that will not only engage a wide and diverse readership, but it should, best of all, send them flocking to see how we look at nature and ourselves in those fabulous legacies of the curiosity cabinet."--The Boston Herald.

Militant Christianity

Author: A. Kehoe
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137282150
Format: PDF, Docs
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A powerful chronicle of the astounding persistence of Indo-European glorification of battle, morphed into today's militant Christian Right. The book is written as a lively chronicle making clear the astounding power of the ancient cultural tradition embedding our language, and the real battle we face to contain this 'Christian' jihad.