After researching museum visitors’ experiences, I came up with an idea for this project: an art book that informs the reader about many genres of art at the museum as well as artworks relevant to those art forms. These are extremely useful since they preserve intellectual information and help individuals who might otherwise miss an exhibition or do research. Such printed publications also add to the enormous media environment that gallery and museum tourists navigate for entertainment and education. One could wonder what use these journals serve, and one can certainly see how they benefit art students, scholars, and aspiring artists who wish to learn more about their field. Aside from the abundance of visual information that might detract from an enjoyable museum visit, there is another minor issue: meaning. Many of us try to analyze and comprehend what we see, but what do people think when they look at art? Regardless of any particular element, the artbook’s content aids people in developing a personal bond with an artwork.
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