Narrative Environments – on the Art of Exhibiting

Narrative Environments is about exhibition design. It places the profession in a broad theoretical and cultural-historical context and defines a conceptual framework that brings out the dynamics of the field. Exhibitions are narrative environments in which the designer has to translate often complex and scientific objectives into an engaging spatial narrative that can comprise a mix of wide-ranging media and communicational strategies. With space, items from the collection, images, text, light, photography, film, new media and interaction, an exhibition is unsurpassed as a medium for informing and enticing visitors or users, one that can astonish, encourage engagement or evoke past experiences. And yet designing an exhibition as a coherent unity of content and form is still unexplored territory and rarely the subject of critical reflection.

Text: Kossmann Herman, den Oudsten Frank et al. cm 17×24; pp. 192; hardcover. Publisher: 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2012.

ISBN: 9789064507946| 9064507945

ID: 15373

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Narrative Environments is about exhibition design. It places the profession in a broad theoretical and cultural-historical context and defines a conceptual framework that brings out the dynamics of the field. Exhibitions are narrative environments in which the designer has to translate often complex and scientific objectives into an engaging spatial narrative that can comprise a mix of wide-ranging media and communicational strategies. With space, items from the collection, images, text, light, photography, film, new media and interaction, an exhibition is unsurpassed as a medium for informing and enticing visitors or users, one that can astonish, encourage engagement or evoke past experiences. And yet designing an exhibition as a coherent unity of content and form is still unexplored territory and rarely the subject of critical reflection.