Monuments and Memory, Made and Unmade / Edition 2

Monuments and Memory, Made and Unmade / Edition 2

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by Robert S. Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226571580

ISBN-13: 9780226571584

Pub. Date: 12/15/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

How do some monuments become so socially powerful that people seek to destroy them? After ignoring monuments for years, why must we now commemorate public trauma, but not triumph, with a monument? To explore these and other questions, Robert S. Nelson and Margaret Olin assembled essays from leading scholars about how monuments have functioned throughout the world

Overview

How do some monuments become so socially powerful that people seek to destroy them? After ignoring monuments for years, why must we now commemorate public trauma, but not triumph, with a monument? To explore these and other questions, Robert S. Nelson and Margaret Olin assembled essays from leading scholars about how monuments have functioned throughout the world and how globalization has challenged Western notions of the "monument."

Examining how monuments preserve memory, these essays demonstrate how phenomena as diverse as ancient drum towers in China and ritual whale-killings in the Pacific Northwest serve to represent and negotiate time. Connecting that history to the present with an epilogue on the World Trade Center, Monuments and Memory, Made and Unmade is pertinent not only for art historians but for anyone interested in the turbulent history of monuments—a history that is still very much with us today.

Contributors:
Stephen Bann, Jonathan Bordo, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jas Elsner, Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Robert S. Nelson, Margaret Olin, Ruth B. Phillips, Mitchell Schwarzer, Lillian Lan-ying Tseng, Richard Wittman, Wu Hung

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226571584
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I - Travel
1. Scaling the Cathedral: Bourges in John Bargrave's Travel Journal for 1645
Stephen Bann
2. Retrieving the Past, Inventing the Memorable: Huang Yi's Visit to the Song-Luo Monuments
Lillian Lan-ying Tseng
3. Tourists, Terrorists, and Metaphysical Theater at Hagia Sophia
Robert S. Nelson
4. The Moving Landscape
Mitchell Schwarzer
II - Time
5. Monumentality of Time: Giant Clocks, the Drum Tower, the Clock Tower
Wu Hung
6. The Winter Garden and Virtual Heaven
Margaret Olin
7. The Keeping Place (Arising from an Incident on the Land)
Jonathan Bordo
8. Building a Marker of Nuclear Warning
Julia Bryan-Wilson
III Destruction - Reconstruction
9. Iconoclasm and the Preservation of Memory
Jas Elsner
10. Archaeology and the Monument: An Embattled Site of History and Memory in Contemporary India
Tapati Guha-Thakurta
11. Local Memory and National Aesthetics: Jean Pagès's Early-Eighteenth-Century Description of the "Incomparable" Cathedral of Amiens
Richard K. Wittman
12. Settler Monuments, Indigenous Memory: Dis-membering and Re-membering Canadian Art History
Ruth B. Phillips
Epilogue. The Rhetoric of Monuments: The World Trade Center
List of Contributors
Index

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