The Making of Mona

The Making of Mona

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The 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 
Publisher: Penguin Group (Australia),
ISBN: 9780670077861
Branch Call Number: ANF 708.99461 FRAN
Characteristics: 353 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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LoganLib_LW Jan 15, 2017

A comprehensive guide to one of the most fascinating places in Australia. A must-read for anyone thinking of visiting Tasmania.

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Oct 24, 2018

If you haven't been to MONA, you're missing out. The building itself is amazing, the boat trip is an experience, and the artworks on display are phenomenal. This book shows the history behind how the place started, the man who built it, and some of the most famous permanent artworks on display.

Feb 15, 2018

MONA was an experience I will never forget and anyone visiting Tasmania should not miss out. In fact, everyone should visit Tasmania just to see MONA.
This book is a close substitute if you can't see the real thing and has brilliant pictures of the most famous parts of the collection with a thorough history behind where they came from and why they're there.
Also, MONA is a winery and brewery. Moo Brew is the best beer!

LoganLib_LW Jan 15, 2017

A comprehensive guide to one of the most fascinating places in Australia. A must-read for anyone thinking of visiting Tasmania.

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