Travels in Hyper Reality: Essays - Section II - Chapter I pages 31-58 Summary & Analysis

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Section II - Chapter I pages 31-58 Summary and Analysis

Eco has labeled the second section of chapter one the Monasteries of Salvation. In this section, he discusses museums that have made the effort to avoid falsified artworks. Eco puts forth the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California as being one of the museums that has demonstrated great effort in this regard. He states that Getty has gone to great effort to portray the pieces of art within the context they came from whether Greece, Italy, or France. However, given that the context created is artificial, Eco questions whether this is also unfaithful.

Eco continues on to the next museum, the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Although the palazzo that was built to house the museum was in itself fake, the museum boasts works of art...

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