The Making of MONA

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Author: Adrian Franklin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857975684

Category: Art

Page: 360

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HE INSIDE STORY OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST EXCITING MUSEUM Hailed as the most important addition to the Australian cultural landscape since the opening of the Sydney Opera House, MONA has shaken up the art world by breathing life and delight back into the museum experience. Visitors are flocking to MONA, but what is it about MONA that makes it such a transformative experience? And how on earth did an amateur private collector manage to set up one of the world's great art destinations on the edge of a remote island city? This is the inside story of how MONA came to be. With a degree of access rarely granted to others, sociologist and design expert Adrian Franklin takes readers deep behind the scenes to reveal how MONA became what it is today: from its origins on the banks of the Derwent River, to the architectural and building process, to the branding and curation. Part modern art history, part biography of a place, The Making of MONA is for readers who are as fascinated by the MONA building and experience as they are by the collection and the man behind it all. This is an extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary place, one that will allow the MONA effect to resonate for years to come. 'Much to my surprise, and thankfully, I'm rather enjoying MONA and me being put under the microscope.' DAVID WALSH 'In Australia maybe the future has already arrived at a place that redefines the term art gallery . . .' EDMUND CAPON

The Making of Mona

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Author: Mabel Quiller-Couch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633554244

Category: Fiction

Page: 125

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Mabel Quiller-Couch (1866-1924) was a Cornish writer. She was the the sister of Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, and her sister Lilian M. Quiller- Couch was an author as well. She wrote Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall with her sister in 1894. Other works include Martha's Trial (1895), One Good Seed Sown (1896), The Recovery of Jane Vercoe.. (1896), Some Western Folk (1897), Paul the Courageous (1901), A Waif and a Welcome (1905), Zach and Derby (1906), The Carroll Girls (1906), A Pair of Red Dolls (1907), Troublesome Ursula (1907), Kitty Trenire (1909), Some Great Little People (1910), The Story of Jessie (1910), Children of Olden Days (1910), On Windycross Moor (1910), The Mean-Wells (1910), True Tales from History (1910), The Little Princess.. (1910), Better than Play (1911), A Book of Children's Verse (as editor) (1911) and Dick and Brownie (1912).

Becoming Mona Lisa

The Making of a Global Icon

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Author: Donald Sassoon

Publisher: Harvest Books

ISBN: 9780156027113

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Sophisticated prose and gorgeous illustrations combine to reveal how Leonardo da Vinci's creation became the greatest masterpiece in the history of art by exploring the birth of the painting, who the subject was, why it gained international recognition, and how it is used today, in a thoroughly researched and in-depth account of the making of a icon. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt

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Author: Professor Hibba Abugideiri

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409481107

Category: History

Page: 282

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Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of empire' to serve the state building process in Egypt by the British colonial administration. It argues that the colonial state effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. On the one hand, women medical professionals who had once trained as 'doctresses' (hakimas) were now restricted in their medical training and therefore saw their social status decline despite colonial modernity's promise of progress. On the other hand, the introduction of colonial medicine gendered Egyptian medicine in ways that privileged men and masculinity. Far from being totalized colonial subjects, Egyptian doctors paradoxically reappropriated aspects of Victorian science to forge an anticolonial nationalist discourse premised on the Egyptian woman as mother of the nation. By relegating Egyptian women - whether as midwives or housewives - to maternal roles in the home, colonial medicine was determinative in diminishing what control women formerly exercised over their profession, homes and bodies through its medical dictates to care for others. By interrogating how colonial medicine was constituted, Hibba Abugideiri reveals how the rise of the modern state configured the social formation of native elites in ways directly tied to the formation of modern gender identities, and gender inequalities, in colonial Egypt.

Making of the Tunisian Revolution

Contexts, Architects, Prospects

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Author: Nouri Gana

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748691057

Category: History

Page: 353

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From late 2010 to the present day, the Arab world has been shot through with insurrection and revolt. As a result, Tunisia is now seen as the unlikely birth place and exemplar of the process of democratisation long overdue in the Arab world. Mixing political, historical, economic, social and cultural analyses and approaches, these essays reflect on the local, regional and transnational dynamics together with the long and short term factors that, when combined, set in motion the Tunisian revolution and the Arab uprisings. Above all, the book maps the intertwined genealogies of cultural dissent that have contributed to the mobilisation of protesters and to the sustenance of protests between 17 December 2010 and 14 January 2011, and beyond.

Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners

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Author: Sandy Nairne

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861899602

Category: Art

Page: 280

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In 1994 two important paintings by J.M.W. Turner—then valued at twenty-four million pounds—were stolen from a German public gallery while on loan from Tate Britain. In this vivid, personal account, Sandy Nairne who was then Director of Programmes at the Tate and became centrally involved in the pursuit of the paintings and the negotiations for their return, retells this complex, 8-year, cloak-and-dagger story, which finally concluded in 2002 with the pictures returning to public display at the Tate. In addition to this thrilling narrative, Nairne unravels stories of other high-value art thefts, puzzling what motivates a thief to steal a well-known work of art that cannot be sold, even on the black market. Nairne also examines the role of art theft within the larger underworld of international looting and illicit deals among art and antique collectors. The art heist, of course, is a popular theme of crime novels and films, and Nairne considers these depictions as well, investigating the imaginative construction of the art thief, the specialist detective, and the mysterious collector. Art Theft and the Case of the Stolen Turners is a compelling, real-life detective story that will keep both art and mystery lovers eagerly turning pages.

Incident in Mona Passage

A Novel

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Author: Douglas Savage

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1589798481

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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One hundred miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, a top secret experiment too dangerous to be conducted on land is being conducted aboard the U.S. nuclear attack submarine Sam Houston—an experiment that has gone horribly wrong. A predator is loose in the Sam Houston—a microscopic killer that strikes without warning, driving its victims to terrifying heights of violent, self-destructive insanity. Soon madness and terror reign eight hundred feet below the ocean's surface, as those infected race to defeat the silent killer—unaware that another enemy follows in their wake. A diesel submarine relic is pursuing nuclear-powered Sam Houston into a final, deadly confrontation in the deepest waters of the Atlantic.