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Monuments and Memory, Made and Unmade

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How do some monuments become so socially powerful that people seek to destroy them? After ignoring monuments for years, why must we now commemorate public trauma, but not triumph, with a monument? To explore these and other questions, Robert S. Nelson and Margaret Olin assembled essays from leading scholars about how monuments have functioned throughout the world and how globalization has challenged Western notions of the "monument."

Examining how monuments preserve memory, these essays demonstrate how phenomena as diverse as ancient drum towers in China and ritual whale-killings in the Pacific Northwest serve to represent and negotiate time. Connecting that history to the present with an epilogue on the World Trade Center, Monuments and Memory, Made and Unmade is pertinent not only for art historians but for anyone interested in the turbulent history of monumentsand#8212;a history that is still very much with us today.

Contributors:

Stephen Bann, Jonathan Bordo, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jas Elsner, Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Robert S. Nelson, Margaret Olin, Ruth B. Phillips, Mitchell Schwarzer, Lillian Lan-ying Tseng, Richard Wittman, Wu Hung

About the Author

Robert S. Nelson is a Distinguished Service Professor of Art History and the History of Culture, and chair of the Committee on the History of Culture at the University of Chicago. He is the editor of Visuality before and beyond the Renaissance: Seeing as Others Saw and coeditor of Critical Terms for Art History, second edition, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

Margaret Olin is a professor of art history, theory, and criticism, and Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of The Nation without Art: Examining Modern Discourses on Jewish Art.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I - Travel

1. Scaling the Cathedral: Bourges in John Bargrave's Travel Journal for 1645

Stephen Bann

2. Retrieving the Past, Inventing the Memorable: Huang Yi's Visit to the Song-Luo Monuments

Lillian Lan-ying Tseng

3. Tourists, Terrorists, and Metaphysical Theater at Hagia Sophia

Robert S. Nelson

4. The Moving Landscape

Mitchell Schwarzer

II - Time

5. Monumentality of Time: Giant Clocks, the Drum Tower, the Clock Tower

Wu Hung

6. The Winter Garden and Virtual Heaven

Margaret Olin

7. The Keeping Place (Arising from an Incident on the Land)

Jonathan Bordo

8. Building a Marker of Nuclear Warning

Julia Bryan-Wilson

III Destruction - Reconstruction

9. Iconoclasm and the Preservation of Memory

Jas Elsner

10. Archaeology and the Monument: An Embattled Site of History and Memory in Contemporary India

Tapati Guha-Thakurta

11. Local Memory and National Aesthetics: Jean Pagandegrave;s's Early-Eighteenth-Century Description of the "Incomparable" Cathedral of Amiens

Richard K. Wittman

12. Settler Monuments, Indigenous Memory: Dis-membering and Re-membering Canadian Art History

Ruth B. Phillips

Epilogue. The Rhetoric of Monuments: The World Trade Center

List of Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226571584
Editor:
Nelson, Robert S.; Olin, Margaret
Editor:
Olin
Editor:
Nelson, Robert S.
Editor:
Nelson, Robert S.; Olin, Margaret
Editor:
Nelson
Editor:
Olin
Author:
Nelson
Author:
Olin, Margaret
Author:
Nelson, Robert S.
Editor:
Nelson, Robert S.
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Historic sites
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
Monuments
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Lectures in Mathematics
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
20040101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
83 halftones
Pages:
353
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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