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Miniature monuments : modeling German history

Author: Helmut Puff
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2014] ©2014
Series: Media and cultural memory, v. 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Offers a series of essays on small-scale models of bombed out cities. Created between 1946 and the present, these plastic renderings of places provide eerie glimpses of destruction and devastation resulting of the air war. This study thus permits fresh angles on post-war responses to the compounded losses of WW II, and it does so through considering these "miniature monuments?" (of, among others, Frankfurt, Munich,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helmut Puff
ISBN: 311030385X 9783110303858 3110304090 9783110304091 3110304104 9783110304107 311036834X 9783110368345
OCLC Number: 880913265
Description: x, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Rubble city, Frankfurt --
Cities as models in Munich --
Schwetzingen's built ruins --
From rubble to ruins in Heilbronn and elsewhere --
Epilogue: scaling Hiroshima.
Series Title: Media and cultural memory, v. 17.
Other Titles: Modeling German history
Responsibility: Helmut Puff.
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Takes a material object as its starting point: small-scale models of bombed out cities. This book considers these "miniature monuments" in a deep cultural history that interlaces the 16th, 18th, and  Read more...

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