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The last expression : art and Auschwitz

Author: David MickenbergCorinne GranofPeter HayesMary and Leigh Block Museum of Art.Davis Museum and Cultural Center.All authors
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©2003.
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"The catalog includes reproductions of some 300 artworks; each tells a piece of an incredible history. Each remnant of these personal journeys and individual travails contributes to our understanding of the victims of the Holocaust, their experiences, the nature and function of the camps, the strategies of the perpetrators, as well as the will and need to create art."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: In art Exhibitions
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Last expression.
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606956610
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mickenberg; Corinne Granof; Peter Hayes; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art.; Davis Museum and Cultural Center.; Brooklyn Museum of Art.
ISBN: 0810115484 9780810115484
OCLC Number: 52070663
Notes: Published in conjunction with a traveling exhibition held at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., Sept. 27-Dec. 8, 2002, the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., Jan. 7-Feb. 14, 2003, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, N.Y., Mar. 7-June 15, 2003.
Description: xv, 272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Complexity and contradiction : an introduction to The last expression / Corinne Granof and David Mickenberg --
Auschwitz and the German camp system / Henry Friedlander --
The inmate world : life and death in Auschwitz / Charles W. Sydnor, Jr. --
Relics of the force field of art : drawings made in concentration camps / Detlef Hoffmann --
Artistic strategies for survival and resistance / Brigitte Schoch-Joswig --
The drawings of Bachrach-Barée : chronology of a death march / Glenn Sujo --
Art in the context of Auschwitz / Sybil Milton --
Camp correspondence : the decorated letters of Auschwitz-Birkenau inmates / Jolanta Kupiec --
Illustrated fairy tales of Auschwitz / Jadwiga Kulasza --
Women artists in the camps/depictions of women / Pnina Rosenberg --
The Auschwitz sketchbook / Karsten Uhl --
Theatrical performance in Auschwitz : a concert of words / Rebecca Rovit --
"We all feel this music is infernal ..." : music on command in Auschwitz / Guido Fackler --
On the postwar history of the Auschwitz site and its symbolism / Jonathan Huener --
The collections of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum / Irena Szymanska --
Power and fragility : the history of the art collection at Yad Vashem / Yehudit Inbar.
Other Titles: Art and Auschwitz
Responsibility: edited by David Mickenberg, Corinne Granof, Peter Hayes.

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