At Memory's Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture

At Memory's Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture

by James E. Young, James E. Young
     
 

How should Germany commemorate the mass murder of Jews once committed in its name? James E. Young-the only foreigner and the only Jew to serve on the German commission to select a design for a national Holocaust memorial-tells the inside story of this enormously controversial project. Young also inquires deeply into the moral and aesthetic questions surrounding… See more details below

Overview

How should Germany commemorate the mass murder of Jews once committed in its name? James E. Young-the only foreigner and the only Jew to serve on the German commission to select a design for a national Holocaust memorial-tells the inside story of this enormously controversial project. Young also inquires deeply into the moral and aesthetic questions surrounding artistic representations of the Holocaust produced by young artists who themselves did not experience it.

Author Biography: James E. Young, professor of English and Judaic studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is also the author of The Texture of Memory, published by Yale University Press, which won the National Jewish Book Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300080322
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
INTRODUCTION1
CHAPTER ONE Art Spiegelman's Maus and the After-Images of
History12
CHAPTER TWO David Levinthal's Mein Kampf History, Toys, and
the Play of Memory42
CHAPTER THREE Sites Unseen Shimon Attie's Acts of
Remembrance, 1991-199662
CHAPTER FOUR Memory, Countermemory, and the End of the
Monument Horst Hoheisel, Micha Ullman, Rachel Whiteread, and90
CHAPTER FIVE Memory Against Itself in Germany Today Jochen
Gerz's Countermonuments120
CHAPTER SIX Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin The
Uncanny Arts of Memorial Architecture152
CHAPTER SEVEN Germany's Holocaust Memorial Problem —
and Mine184
Notes224
Bibliography233
Illustration Credits243
Index244

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