At Memory's Edge
After-images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture
By (author) James E. Young
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At Memory's Edge by James E. Young
Book DescriptionHow 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300094138
(234mm x 178mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James E. Young
Texture of Memory, Paperback (March 1994)» View all books by James E. Young
There are a great deal of memorials to the Holocaust that occurred during the World War II. This book examines Holocaust monuments and museums in Europe, Israel and America, exploring how every nation remembers the Holocaust according to its own traditions, ideals and experiences.
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Author Biography - James E. Young
James E. Young, professor of English and Judaic studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is also the author of The Texture of Memory (0 300 05991 4, pb. [pound]18.95*), published by Yale University Press, which won the National Jewish Book Award.
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