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Abstraction and the Holocaust

Abstraction and the Holocaust

Author: Mark Godfrey
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Mark Godfrey looks closely at a series of American art and architectural projects that respond to the memory of the Holocaust. He investigates how abstract artists and architects have negotiated Holocaust memory without representing the Holocaust figuratively or symbolically.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Godfrey
ISBN: 9780300126761 030012676X
OCLC Number: 123136660
Description: ix, 294 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction : abstraction and the Holocaust --
Morris Louis's Charred journal : Firewritten paintings, 1951 --
Barnett Newman's The stations of the cross : Lema Sabachthani, 1958-1966 --
Frank Stella's Polish village series, 1970-1974 --
Louis Kahn's Memorial to the six million Jewish martyrs, 1966-1972 --
Beryl Korot's Dachau 1974, 1974 --
Mel Bochner's Via Tasso project, 1993 --
Commissions in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1993 --
Conclusion : Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe, 1997-2005, and Susan Hiller's The J. Street project, 2002-2005.
Responsibility: Mark Godfrey.
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Looks at a series of American art and architectural projects that respond to the memory of the Holocaust. This work investigates how abstract artists and architects - whose work by its very nature  Read more...


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"One of the most impressive books to tackle the legacy of the Holocaust in the visual arts... Certain to be a major source on the subject for years to come."-Aaron Rosen, Religion and the Arts -- Read more...

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