n De Arte - Messages and meanings : the MTN Art Collection, Philippa Hobbs and Bronwyn Law-Viljoen (Eds.) : book review

Volume 2007, Issue 75
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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Producing a book on a corporate art collection poses some challenges. When a collection consists of some 1400 works - ones in various media, with a range of thematic concerns, produced at different historical moments and in diverse geographical contexts - how might the discussion be organised? And how might one negotiate a need on the part of corporate executives (who are not normally versed in art-historical discourse) for a publication that will be readily comprehensible and can serve the interests of public relations with an imperative to produce a book that will have value for those working in the field of visual arts, most especially in arts education, and will thus serve as more than simply lavish embellishment for coffee tables?

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