Paper $59.95 ISBN: 9781933253695 Published February 2013

Exhibitions

Concept, Planning and Design

Tom Klobe

Tom Klobe

Distributed for American Alliance of Museums Press

272 pages | 200 color plates | 8 1/2 x 11 | © 2012
Paper $59.95 ISBN: 9781933253695 Published February 2013
“Good exhibition design promotes thought and feeling through the creation of an emotionally charged space—an environment that engulfs visitors, pulls them forward, and draws them into the story and its meaning,” writes Tom Klobe in Exhibitions. Here, Klobe gets at the heart of the power of exhibition design to grip visitors on both an intellectual and emotional level. Exhibitions lays out the basics for achieving such a result: the elements and principles of design, use of space, budgets and resources, lighting and wall labels, and much more. To illustrate the realization of theoretical and interpretive concepts, Klobe provides fifty in-depth, fully illustrated case studies from a variety of exhibits. Not only an easy-to-use textbook for students of all stages in museum training programs, Exhibitions prvoides an essential new resource for veteran museum curators and designers.
 
“Tom Klobe is an artist who creates works of stunning beauty, discerning perception, and deep relevance. His sharp eye for simplicity of design is coupled with a concern for communication with the audience. . . . His exhibit design work often shows us new ways to see and new ways to think.”—Van A. Romans, president, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Van A. Romans, president, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
“Tom Klobe is an artist who creates works of stunning beauty, discerning perception, and deep relevance. His sharp eye for simplicity of design is coupled with a concern for communication with the audience. . . . His exhibit design work often shows us new ways to see and new ways to think.”
Contents
Foreword
 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
1. Elements of Design
 
Space
 
Line
 
Form
 
Value
 
Color
 
Texture
 
Time/Motion
 
2. Principles of Design
 
Unity
 
Repetition
 
Movement
 
Transition
 
Opposition
 
Emphasis
 
Balance
 
Variation
 
Simplicity
 
3. Surveying Needs and Resources
 
Immediate Needs
 
Security/Conservation
 
Visitors’ Needs
 
Safety and Health
 
Long-Term Needs
 
Adaptability
 
Resource Availability
 
Exhibit Maintenance
 
Budgets and Costs
 
Human Resources
 
Time
 
Architecture as Resource
 
4. Concept
 
Exploration/Discovery
 
An Inquirer’s Stance
 
5. Interpretation
 
Learning Styles
 
Labels
 
Writing
 
Types of Labels
 
Typographic Design
 
6. Lighting
 
Natural Light
 
Artificial Light
 
Track Lighting
 
Aesthetics
 
Conservation
 
Maintenance
 
7. Collaborative Planning and Leadership
 
Collaboration
 
Leadership
 
Teamwork
 
Meetings
 
Management and Record Keeping
 
8. Public Relations and Publicity
 
Publicity
 
Collaborations
 
9. Funding and Grant Writing
 
Corporate Sponsorship
 
Applying to Foundations
 
Applications to Government Agencies
 
Case Studies
 
Appendix
 
Bibliography
 
Index
 
Credits
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