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At Memory's Edge: After-images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture - James Young
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2000, ISBN: 0300080328

[SR: 894746], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780300080322], Yale University Press, Yale University Press, Book, [PU: Yale University Press], 2000-06-01, Yale University Press, At Memory's Edge is an ambitious and provocative collection of essays whose topics range from Art Spiegelman's Maus books to, most notably, the Berlin Holocaust memorial. Author James E. Young, an American professor of English and Judaic Studies, was the only foreigner and the only Jew on the German committee that selected the design for the memorial. His behind-the-scenes account of this project's development offers sophisticated answers to some very difficult questions. Young doggedly asks how Berlin can remember a group of people who are no longer at home there, and how Germany can, or should, remember the extermination of Jews that was once committed in that nation's name. The author's answers to such questions may appear excessively doctrinaire to some readers. Early in the book, for example, Young asserts that "memory-work about the Holocaust cannot, must not, be redemptive in any fashion". But his rationale for such sweeping pronouncements is very persuasive. The book is also lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings that will be of great value to all readers who accept the challenge that Young has assumed "the task of contemplating how to understand a formative historical tragedy of which first-hand memory is rapidly fading". --Michael Joseph Gross, 266298, Memorials & Monuments, 512758, Types of Architecture, 266240, Architecture, 91, Art, Architecture & Photography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 266898, History of Art & Architecture, 758890, Miscellaneous Biographies, 267815, Styles & Movements, 91, Art, Architecture & Photography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 267841, Subjects within Art, 267844, Erotica, 267845, Human Figures, 267847, Nature, Still Lifes & Landscapes, 267848, Nudes, 267850, Portraits, 267851, Religious Subjects, 91, Art, Architecture & Photography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 271408, Holocaust, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 882480, Germany, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276580, War Crimes, 271411, Military History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277432, History & Culture, 277424, Judaism, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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2000, ISBN: 0300080328

[SR: 894746], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780300080322], Yale University Press, Yale University Press, Book, [PU: Yale University Press], 2000-06-01, Yale University Press, At Memory's Edge is an ambitious and provocative collection of essays whose topics range from Art Spiegelman's Maus books to, most notably, the Berlin Holocaust memorial. Author James E. Young, an American professor of English and Judaic Studies, was the only foreigner and the only Jew on the German committee that selected the design for the memorial. His behind-the-scenes account of this project's development offers sophisticated answers to some very difficult questions. Young doggedly asks how Berlin can remember a group of people who are no longer at home there, and how Germany can, or should, remember the extermination of Jews that was once committed in that nation's name. The author's answers to such questions may appear excessively doctrinaire to some readers. Early in the book, for example, Young asserts that "memory-work about the Holocaust cannot, must not, be redemptive in any fashion". But his rationale for such sweeping pronouncements is very persuasive. The book is also lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings that will be of great value to all readers who accept the challenge that Young has assumed "the task of contemplating how to understand a formative historical tragedy of which first-hand memory is rapidly fading". --Michael Joseph Gross, 266298, Memorials & Monuments, 512758, Types of Architecture, 266240, Architecture, 91, Art, Architecture & Photography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 266898, History of Art & Architecture, 758890, Miscellaneous Biographies, 267815, Styles & Movements, 91, Art, Architecture & Photography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 267841, Subjects within Art, 267844, Erotica, 267845, Human Figures, 267847, Nature, Still Lifes & Landscapes, 267848, Nudes, 267850, Portraits, 267851, Religious Subjects, 91, Art, Architecture & Photography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 271408, Holocaust, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 882480, Germany, 271480, Europe, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276580, War Crimes, 271411, Military History, 65, History, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 277432, History & Culture, 277424, Judaism, 58, Religion & Spirituality, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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At Memory's Edge is an ambitious and provocative collection of essays with topics ranging from Art Spiegelman's Maus books to, most notably, the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. Author James E. Young, an American professor of English and Judaic Studies, was the only foreigner and the only Jew on the committee that selected the design for the German memorial. His behind-the-scenes account of this project's development offers sophisticated answers to some very difficult questions. Young doggedly asks how Berlin can remember a group of people who are no longer at home there, and how Germany can--or should--remember the extermination of Jews once committed in that nation's name. The author's answers to such questions may appear excessively dogmatic to some readers. Early in the book, for example, Young asserts that "memory-work about the Holocaust cannot, must not, be redemptive in any fashion." But his rationale for such sweeping pronouncements is very persuasive. The book is also lavishly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings that will be a great value to readers who accept the challenge that Young has assumed: "the task of contemplating how to understand a formative historical tragedy of which first-hand memory is rapidly fading." --Michael Joseph Gross architecture,art,art history,arts music and photography,europe,germany,history,history and criticism,holocaust,humanities Humanities, Yale University Press

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How should Germany commemorate the mass murder of Jews once committed in its name? James E. Young -- the only foreigner and the only Jew to serve on the German commission to select a design for a national Holocaust memorial -- tells the inside story of this enormously controversial project. Young also inquires deeply into the moral and aesthetic questions surrounding artistic representations of the Holocaust produced by young artists who themselves did not experience it. At Memorys Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture Young, James Edward, Yale University Press

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New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000. hardcover in dust jacket; no flaws, clean, tight, unmarked; 248pp.; illustrated throughout in color and b/w.; important anthology of author's writing on among others, art spiegelman, daniel libeskind, shimon attie, david levinthal.. First Edition/First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall., Yale University Press, 2000

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At Memorys Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture
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Young, James Edward

Title:

At Memorys Edge: After-Images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture

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0300080328

Examining the works of a number of vanguard artists, including Art Spiegelman, Shimon Attie, and Rachel Whiteread, "At Memory's Edge" is the first book in any language to chronicle Holocaust projects and to show how the event is being remembered in the after-images of its history. 103 illustrations, 47 in color.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780300080322
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0300080328
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: YALE UNIV PR
256 Pages
Weight: 0,835 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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