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The destruction of art : iconoclasm and vandalism since the French Revolution

Author: Dario Gamboni
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 1997.
Series: Picturing history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Last winter, a man tried to break Marcel Duchamp's Fountain sculpture. The sculpted foot of Michelangelo's David was damaged in 1991 by a purportedly mentally ill artist. With each incident, intellectuals must confront the unsettling dynamic between destruction and art. Renowned art historian Dario Gamboni is the first to tackle this weighty issue in depth, exploring specters of censorship, iconoclasm, and vandalism  Read more...
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Gamboni, Dario.
Destruction of Art : Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution.
London : Reaktion Books, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dario Gamboni
ISBN: 9781780231549 1780231547
OCLC Number: 868930882
Description: 1 online resource (418 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution; Imprint Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Theories and Methods; 2. A Historical Outline; 3. The Fall of the 'Communist Monuments'; 4. Political Iconoclasm in Democratic Societies; 5. Outside the First World; 6. Iconoclasm and Multiplication; 7. Free Art and the 'Free World'; 8. Legal Abuse; 9. The Degradation of Art in Public Places; 10. Museums and Pathology; 11. 'Embellishing Vandalism'; 12. Reformations of Church Art; 13. Modern Art and Iconoclasm; 14. Mistaking Art for Refuse. 15. Disqualification and HeritageReferences; Bibliography; Photographic Acknowledgements; Index.
Series Title: Picturing history.
Responsibility: Dario Gamboni.

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Last winter, a man tried to break Marcel Duchamp's Fountain sculpture. The sculpted foot of Michelangelo's David was damaged in 1991 by a purportedly mentally ill artist. With each incident, intellectuals must confront the unsettling dynamic between destruction and art. Renowned art historian Dario Gamboni is the first to tackle this weighty issue in depth, exploring specters of censorship, iconoclasm, and vandalism that surround such acts. Gamboni uncovers here a disquieting phenomenon that still thrives today worldwide. As he demonstrates throug.

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