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Public monuments to significant individuals or to political concepts are all too familiar. But the notions underlying them are not so obvious. Sergiusz Michalski traces the history of the public monument from the 1870s, when erecting them became an artistic, political and social pre-occupation, to today when the distinction between public monuments and public sculpture is increasingly blurred.

The author shows how, in its golden age - up until 1914 - the public monument served the purpose of both education and legitimization. The French Third Republic, for example, envisaged the monument as a symbol of bourgeois meritocracy. In more recent decades, the public monument has been charged with the task of commemorating and symbolizing one of humankind's most terrible catastrophes - the Holocaust. Today, although the artistic failure of countless European war memorials has signaled the beginning of the demise of the public monument in the West, it continues to flourish elsewhere, commemorating despotic leaders from Kim Il Sung to Saddam Hussein.

Synopsis:

An account of the history of the public monument from the 1870s, when erecting them became an artistic, political and social preoccupation, to today, when the distinction between public monuments and public sculpture is increasingly blurred.

Description:

1287849 Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-236).

About the Author

Sergiusz Michalski teaches art history at the University of Braunschweig, Germany. His previous books include The Reformation and the Visual Arts (1993) and The New Objectivity (1994).

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Democratic 'Statuomania' in Paris

2. Bismarck and the Lure of Teutonic Granite

3. Memorials to the Great War

4. The Nazi Monuments

5. The Communist Pantheon

6. In Quest of a New Heroic Form

7. Invisibility and Inversion

8. Public Monuments in the Third World

9. Monuments in the 1990s and Beyond

References

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Photographic Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861890252
Author:
Michalski, Sergiusz
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Location:
London :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
Monuments
Subject:
Art and state
Subject:
Art, Modern -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Reaktion Books - Essays in Art and Culture
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.14x6.14x.73 in. 1.30 lbs.

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