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Thématique des oeuvres plastiques contemporaines et indexation documentaire

Abstract : Documentary searches on contemporary art works are often based on theme. This thesis primarily sets out to explore the means and methods needed to conduct searches of this type, not so much from a strictly museographical standpoint as from a perspective wich covers all textual and iconic documents published on the subject of art works, and which make up the ressources of document centres and specialised libraries. Part 1 sets out the issues in terms of documentology, which stand at the point of intersection between information sciences and contemporary art history. Part 2 describes, analyses and evaluates the search tools contained within primary documents (indexes of books, exhibition catalogues and periodicals), as well as the indexing systems used in secondary documents (bibliographies), data bases and image banks, to ascertain what sort of thematic information that can be extracted from them. Since results are often inadequate, the theme in question needs to be re-examined and explored in relation to the field of documentation. Part 3 sets out theoritical and methological premises, and puts forward a basis for thematic indexing of texts and reproductions in the field of contemporary art. Specific issues relating to theme in abstract and "materiological" art are also addressed. The conclusion emphasises the needs to define thematics within an interdisciplinary context wich includes iconography, cultural history and information sciences.
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Gérard Régimbeau. Thématique des oeuvres plastiques contemporaines et indexation documentaire. Sciences de l'information et de la communication. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 1996. Français. ⟨tel-00746503⟩



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