Chapter 15. Insight versus Entertainment

Untimely Meditations on the Architecture of Twentieth-century Art Museums

  1. Sharon Macdonald
  1. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch15

A Companion to Museum Studies

A Companion to Museum Studies

How to Cite

Lampugnani, V. M. (2006) Insight versus Entertainment, in A Companion to Museum Studies (ed S. Macdonald), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996836.ch15

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405108393

Online ISBN: 9780470996836



  • entertainment;
  • architecture;
  • art museums;
  • world war II;
  • museum facilities


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Modernism against the Museum

  • After the War: The Seduction of History

  • In Search of Distinctiveness

  • The Cultural Supermarket: Shopping and Entertainment as Ideology

  • Postmodernism: Back to Venerability

  • Crisis and Distraction

  • Noisy Silence

  • Plea for Niches