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Constructing Memory

Architectural Narratives of Holocaust Museums

Lang, Peter Bern,
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This book reveals the critical role of architecture in conveying values at Holocaust museums. The architectural analysis of sixteen museums including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem, and the Jewish Museum Berlin, unfolds the social, cultural and political agendas that construct our collective memories of the Holocaust.


Titel: Constructing Memory
Autoren/Herausgeber: Stephanie Rotem
Ausgabe: 1. Neuausgabe

ISBN/EAN: 9783034312431

Seitenzahl: 217
Format: 29,7 x 21 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 1,020 g
Sprache: Englisch

Stephanie Shosh Rotem is an architect and the Head of the Museum Studies Program at Tel Aviv University. She is a graduate of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (B. Arch) and the Faculty of the Arts at Tel Aviv University (MA, PhD). She lectures on architectural history, museum history and architecture, and Holocaust museums, and has published on these subjects in major academic journals.

This book reveals the critical role of architecture in the assimilation of the ideologies and values conveyed at Holocaust museums around the world. Through the architectural analysis of sixteen museums, social, cultural and political agendas will be unfolded. While the distance in time and place raises the need to create innovative forms of display to reach an audience removed from the Holocaust, the degree to which this can be done by the museums’ exhibits alone is limited. This book shows that architecture, as an abstract form of expression, plays a major role in the conception of Holocaust museums. By conveying values that cannot otherwise be expressed, the museums’ architecture becomes integral to its narrative and, through it, to the construction of collective memories of the Holocaust.

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