College of Letters
English (United States)
How did museums turn from period rooms to white boxes? In this thesis, the Met Cloisters is taken as a case study in the rapid move from revivalism, in all its forms, to modernism in the late 1920s and early 1930s. By using contemporary architectural and museum theory, I argue that the Cloisters' contradictions offer lost ways of thinking about museums.
Furnival, Emily Beth, "Modernist Medieval: historicism and modernism in the Met Cloisters" (2018). Honors Theses - All. 2083.
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