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New Haven, Conn 2007 Hardbound Very Good Small quarto in dust jacket, x, color frontispiece photo, 294 pp., color and b/w photos, notes, bibliography, photograph credits, index. ... Abstraction art can be painfully hermetic. Art that adresses the Holocaust through abstraction can be no less hermetic. Godfrey opens up the efforts of various abstract artists to deal with the Holocaust. Chapters are: Introduction: Abstraction and the Holocaust; Morris Louis's Charred Journal: Firewritten paintings, 1951; Barnett Newman's The Stations of the Cross: Lema Sabachthani, 1958-1966; Frank Stella's Polish Village series, 1970-1974; Louis's Kahn's Memorial to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, 1966-1972; Beryl Korot's Dachau 1974; Mel Bochner's Via Tasso project, 1993; The Commissions in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1993; Conclusion: Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, 1997-2005, and Susan Hiller's The J. Street Project, 2002-2005. Read more Show Less

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Religion and the Arts - Aaron Rosen
"One of the most impressive books to tackle the legacy of the Holocaust in the visual arts. . . . Certain to be a major source on the subject for years to come."—Aaron Rosen, Religion and the Arts
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300126761
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     vii
Introduction: Abstraction and the Holocaust     1
Morris Louis's Charred Journal: Firewritten paintings, 1951     23
Barnett Newman's The Stations of the Cross: Lema Sabachthani, 1958-1966     51
Frank Stella's Polish Village series, 1970-1974     79
Louis's Kahn's Memorial to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, 1966-1972     113
Beryl Korot's Dachau 1974, 1974     141
Mel Bochner's Via Tasso project, 1993     169
The Commissions in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1993     199
Conclusion: Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, 1997-2005, and Susan Hiller's The J.Street Project, 2002-2005     239
Notes     266
Biblography     279
Photograph credits     290
Index     291
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