The Imaginary Museum

Author(s): Ben Eastham

Art

Join the art critic Ben Eastham on a private tour of an extraordinary, imaginary museum. Stand in front of some of the most incomprehensible art works in the world with an expert guide by your side, full of personal stories, expertise and human understanding.

In a stunningly original memoir and art guide we find ourselves among outrageous artworks, and we return again and again to the same question:

 

"But what does it mean?"

With the help of a cast of critics, guards, curators, artists, protestors and ghosts, Eastham explores the idea that the value of art is not to be found in what it means, but in what it does to you.

 

This is an argument to forget about what is and is not art and to instead think courageously and creatively about how things really make you feel. You don't have to like the art works in this or any gallery, you don't have to fully understand them either, but we can benefit from existing alongside them. And in doing so we learn about ourselves, and each other.

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General Fields

  • : 9780008375423
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Harper Element
  • : October 2020
  • : --- length: - '18.4' width: - '11.7' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 144
  • : Hardback
  • : Ben Eastham