A Place Not a Place

Reflection and Possibility in Museums and Libraries

By (author) David Carr

Publication date:

25 May 2006

Length of book:

176 pages

Publisher

AltaMira Press

ISBN-13: 9780759110199

Museums and libraries inspire us to cross the limits of routine thought, into experiences of reflection and possibility. Each of the essays in A Place Not a Place examines the ways these and other cultural institutions influence us and proposes ways to strengthen their role as advocates for critical thinking and inquiry.
Would that all cultural or public officials had David Carr's ability, even determination, to observe, to explain, and to share insights about the role of our cultural institutions in our communities.