The Art of Forgetting
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Art of Forgetting by Adrian Forty
Book DescriptionIn tracing the process through which monuments give rise to collective memories, this path-breaking book emphasizes that memorials are not just inert and amnesiac spaces upon which individuals may graft their ever-shifting memories. To the contrary, the materiality of monuments can be seen to elicit a particular collective mode of remembering which shapes the consumption of the past as a shared cultural form of memory.In a variety of disciplines over the past decade, attention has moved away from the oral tradition of memory to the interplay between social remembering and object worlds. But research is very sketchy in this area and the materiality of monuments has tended to be ignored within anthropological literature, compared to the amount of attention given to commemorative practice. Art and architectural history, on the other hand, have been much interested in memorial representation through objects, but have paid scant attention to issues of social memory.Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary in scope, this book fills this gap and addresses topics ranging from material objects to physical space; from the contemporary to the historical; and from high art to memorials outside the category of art altogether. In so doing, it represents a significant contribution to an emerging field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859732915
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Adrian Forty
Concrete and Culture, Hardback (April 2012)
Covering Europe, North America, South America and the Far East, Concrete and Culture breaks new ground by studying concrete's effects on culture. The first reflection on the global consequences of concrete, the book offers a new way of looking at our environment over the past one hundred years.
Words and Buildings, Paperback (March 2004)
This exploration of the relationship between architecture and language examines both as complex social practices. Chapters include: language and drawing, gender in architecture, science in architecture and a vocabulary of key words.
Art of Forgetting, Hardback (March 1999)
A work which traces the process through which monuments give rise to collective memories. It addresses topics ranging from material objects to physical space; from the contemporary to the historical; and from "high art" to memorials outside the category of art altogether.
Objects of Desire, Paperback (May 1986)» View all books by Adrian Forty
"One of the most significant contributions to design history in recent years." Financial Times"
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Author Biography - Adrian Forty
Adrian Forty University College London Susanne Kchler Senior Lecturer in Anthropology,University College London
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