Designs of destruction : the making of monuments in the twentieth century (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucia Allais
ISBN: 9780226286556 022628655X
OCLC Number: 1099301872
Description: 347 s. : ill. delvis i farver
Contents: Introduction: monument survival --
"Wardens of civilization": conservation and diplomacy at the 1931 Athens Conference --
"Battles designed to preserve": the allies' lists of monuments in World War II --
Unwitting city planning: maps of monuments and the American bombing of Europe, 1943-1945 --
Bridge: let's visit UNESCO house --
"Stones also die": UNESCO and the decolonization of museums, 1960-1975 --
Integrities: the salvage of Abu Simbel, 1960-1980 --
Coda: viscosities

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Lucia Allais has written an extraordinary book, an account of monuments in modernity as they are laboriously assembled and then bombed into smithereens. Targeted and preserved, conceptualized, Read more...

 
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