ERIC Number: ED362457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
The Art of Showing Art. Revised and Updated.
Reeve, James K.
This book focuses attention on the art objects collections and how to display them. Designing the effective placement of objects is an easily learned art. Starting with the basics, the book takes the reader step by step through a systematic method, to solutions for display problems. The first chapter covers basic concepts of display including composition, compositional direction, subject matter, impact interest, visual weight, color, and visual mass and spacing. The second chapter deals with protecting art through the proper framing, matting, acid free paper, acid free mats, foxing, light, and other hazards. The third chapter discusses what to put where. Concepts discussed are group arrangements, the advantages of eye level, multiple hanging, and creating a mood, among others. Chapter four is titled "Installing Your Art." Such basic matters as necessary tools, hanging wires, framing, and lighting are explained. The next two chapter's five and six, address questions of keeping records, appraisals, handling, and storage of art. The final two chapters contain specific information for galleries and collectors. The seventh chapter for galleries includes space allotment, commercial exhibition, and arrangement. The final chapter for collectors discusses art as an investment, buying at auction, and dealer guarantees. A glossary of terms, a selected bibliography, and list of services and products are included. (DK)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Art, Art Appreciation, Art Products, Display Aids, Exhibits, Nonverbal Communication
Council Oak Publishing, 1350 East 15th Street, Tulsa, OK 74120 ($14.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A