The Promise of Cultural Institutions (American Association for State and Local History Book Series)



This Thought Provoking Collection Of Essays Is Essential Reading For Anyone Who Cares About Cultural Institutions And Their Role In The Community Of Learners These Institutions Often Museums Or Libraries Have The Power To Profoundly Alter Our Sense Of Ourselves And Of The World Around Us, But That Power Carries With It Obligations David Carr Challenges Us To Contemplate Both The Effects And The Responsibilities, To Examine Carefully The Nuances Of These Experiences Yet A Visit To A Cultural Institution Is Itself Only One Act In The Broader Activity Of Learning Throughout Our Lives Carr Has Much To Say About The Experience Of Learning In Its Best Sense And Thus Speaks Not Only To Lovers Of Cultural Institutions, But Also To Lovers Of Learning Everywhere.The Promise of Cultural Institutions (American Association for State and Local History Book Series)

David Carr was a journalist who wrote for The New York Times His peers often praised him for his humility and candor Carr overcame an addiction to cocaine and wrote about his experiences as an addict in The Night of the Gun The New Yorker called it bracingly honest memoir In sharp and sometimes poetic prose, the author takes a detailed inventory of his years of drug addiction In February, 20

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • The Promise of Cultural Institutions (American Association for State and Local History Book Series)
  • David Carr
  • English
  • 24 August 2017
  • 9780759102927

10 thoughts on “The Promise of Cultural Institutions (American Association for State and Local History Book Series)

  1. says:

    This is the best book on libraries, archives, and museums that I know of, a breath of fresh air next to the pseudo science business speak usually found in library literature.

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