Quietus Reviewed: Archaeology of an Exhibition

Michael Tooby (eds.)

Published: 2013
Format: 212 x 300 mm
Pages: 64
Illustrations: 47 colour
ISBN: 978-0-9566462-9-3
Price: £14.95 + p&p

Julian Stair’s project ‘Quietus : The vessel, death and the human body’ toured a large group of funerary and cinerary monumental vessels to four major UK venues.

This publication reviews the experiences of creating and seeing it, providing a model for assessing exhibitions.

Texts include: an interview with Stair by Helen Waters; James Beighton on 'Quietus' and other large-scale ceramics installations at MIMA; Andrew Renton on how National Museum Wales archaeologists integrated Bronze Age/Iron Age funerary and cinerary ware with ‘Quietus’; Sophie Hacker and Roland Riems on ‘Quietus’ at Winchester Cathedral; and a study by Michael Tooby of audience responses.

Designed by Geoffrey Winston, it is powerfully illustrated with installation photographs by Jan Baldwin.

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