The Museum Book A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections by Jan Mark
  

The Museum Book A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections

Written by Jan Mark
Illustrated by Richard Holland

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Synopsis

The Museum Book A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections by Jan Mark

A paperback edition of this unique and fascinating guide exploring everything from the history of museums, to the very meaning of the word 'museum', illustrated with incredible collage-style art. Suppose you went into a museum and you didn't know what it was. From the first sentence of this brilliant book, Jan Mark inspires us to think. She muses on the Muses and the word museum, on why and how people collect things, on different kinds of museums (cabinets, buildings, villages, towns), on their contribution to science and on the notion of classification. She examines the Elgin Marbles (saved or stolen?), famous fakes, the dodo, and some great collectors. Stylish collages brilliantly capture the essence of the highly readable and thought-provoking text - as well as the timeless wonders of museums. Companion volume to The Time Book also publishing in paperback this month.

About the Author

Jan Mark

Jan Mark was born in Hertfordshire during the Second World War. She would have been born in London, but her mother had been evacuated. She moved around a lot as a child, and ended up in Oxford. Sadly, she died suddenly from meningitis on 16 Jan 2006.

Jan Mark was one of the most distinguished authors of books for young people. She was twice awarded the Carnegie Medal for her novels Thunder and Lightnings and Handles; and also won the Penguin Guardian Award, the Observer Teenage Fiction Prize and the Angel Award for Fiction. Click here to see more of her books

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
56 pages
Interest Age: 10+

Author

Jan Mark
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

7th June 2010

ISBN

9781406319729


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