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(Im)permanence : cultures in/out of time

"[This work] explores the interplay between permanence and impermanence in cultural and artistic practices in the West and elsewhere ... [and] addresses particularly crucial artists, including Robert Smithson and Andy Goldsworthy, as well as a wide variety of historical epochs and cultures, from the destroyed Buddhas at Bamiyan through attempts at preservation and commemoration in the wake of historical catastrophes like 9/11 and the genocide in Cambodia to the current trend toward globalization in contemporary art."--Publisher's description
Print Book, English, ©2008
Center for the Arts in Society, Carnegie Mellon University ; Distributed by the Penn State University Press, Pittsburgh, PA, [University Park, Pa.], ©2008
Kongress Pittsburgh (PA) 2005
284 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
9780979766404, 0979766400
How art lasts : curating, archiving, and performing
Making memories, imagining identity
Technological interventions
Transforming the "permanent"
Cultural monuments
Statement of responsibility from jacket
Proceedings of the conference "(Im)permanence: cultures in/out of time" sponsored by the Carnegie Mellon's Center for the Arts in Society in October 2005