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The Delirious Museum: A Journey from the Louvre to Las Vegas

The Delirious Museum: A Journey from the Louvre to Las Vegas
Calum Storrie

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"The Delirious Museum" is a remarkable, illuminating work, which presents an original view of the idea of the museum in the twenty-first century, re-imagining the possibilities for museums and their displays and re-examining the blurred boundaries between museums and the cities around them. On his quest for the Delirious Museum, Storrie takes a journey that begins in the Louvre and continues through Paris, London, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He encounters on his way the museum architecture of John Soane, Carlo Scarpa and Daniel Libeskind, the exhibitions of El Lissitsky and of Frederick Kiesler, and the work of artists as varied as Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Marcel Broodthaers, Sophie Calle and Mark Dion.

Author Info

Calum Storrie is an architect, curator and exhibition designer, who has written extensively on museums.


"'The delirious museum Storrie assembles in his imagination runs together the domain of objects caught in the museum net and that of objects which still float free.'- Peter Campbell London Review of Books '...warm, witty and very readable
theory wrapped up in a pleasurable romp from intriguing fact to bizarre location.'- Catherine Croft Building Design 'It is a wunderkammer of a book, an exploration of sites and scenes relating architecture to memory throughout the world.'- Charles Saumarez Smith Secretary, Royal Academy of Arts"

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781845115098
Publication Date: 23 Oct 2007
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: 30 b/w illustrations

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