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The icon curtain : the Cold War's quiet border

Author: Yuliya Komska
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Iron Curtain did not exist. Instead, it comprised multiple regional segments, many in the grip of divergent historical and cultural forces for decades, if not centuries. The first cultural studies account of the border's landscape, 'The Icon Curtain' straddles the Bohemian Forest to uncover a far-reaching genealogy of one such section and debunk the stereotype of the unprecedented mid-twentieth-century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Art
Church history
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Komska, Yuliya.
Icon curtain
(DLC) 2014016858
(OCoLC)871670544
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yuliya Komska
ISBN: 9780226154220 022615422X
OCLC Number: 900158044
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Conditions: ruins of the Cold War --
Cornerstones: iconoclasm and the making of the prayer wall --
Infrastructure: civilian border travel and travelogues --
Uses: visual nostalgia at the prayer wall --
Epilogue: tragic frames.
Responsibility: Yuliya Komska.
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Rather than a stark, unbroken line dividing East and West in Cold War Europe, the Iron Curtain was instead made up of distinct landscapes. This book traces a genealogy of one such landscape - the  Read more...

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