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Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum

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A modern update of the Medieval trade manuals--the 'come-along-with-me' (vade mecum) of Medieval craftsmen--Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum is an invaluable guidebook for anyone interested in contemporary art and the practice of curating. In over fifty short essays, this compendium offers advice to a new generation of curators from veterans of contemporary art exhi ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 2nd 2001 by Independent Curators (first published February 15th 2001)
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Lynn
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How ever did I leave this book lingering on my bookshelf for so long without reading it?

Now one of my most cherished and favorite books of all time, I highly recommend it to any budding art professional or art lover who looks to understand all that goes into the making of an exhibitions. It is almost inconsequential who the curators are that are giving the advice (although I have my favorites) as what it is they are saying is so eternal and universally wise. I think almost every page of my copy
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