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Abstraction and the Holocaust

Abstraction and the Holocaust (Hardback)

By Godfrey, Mark

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This absorbing book looks closely at a series of American art and architectural projects that respond to the memory of the Holocaust. Mark Godfrey investigates how abstract artists and architects - whose work by its very nature rejects conventional figuration or symbolism - have ...negotiated Holocaust memory without ever representing the Holocaust directly. His thought-provoking conclusions will alter the way we understand abstraction, the place of abstract artists in art history, and 'Holocaust art'. The book considers works from 1951 to the present and includes, among others, paintings by Morris Louis, Frank Stella and Barnett Newman; Louis Kahn's proposal for New York City's first Holocaust memorial; and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum commissions by Richard Serra, Joel Shapiro, Sol Lewitt and Ellsworth Kelly. The book concludes with a thoughtful discussion of Peter Eisenman's Berlin Holocaust memorial and Susan Hiller's photographic and video work, The J. Street Project , and shows how these works extend the possibilities of abstraction as a form of Holocaust representation.
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ISBN 9780300126761
Released NZ 15 Nov 2007
Publisher Yale University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780300126761
Stock Available
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Publisher Yale University Press
Imprint Yale University Press
Released 15 Nov 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Godfrey, Mark
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Art Styles: C First World War To 1960
Art Treatments & Subjects
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 192mm
Height: 256mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 709.04052
Weight 1,234g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Architecture - United States - History - 20th century, Art, Abstract - United States, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), and art, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), and architecture, 20th century
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text College/higher education