Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory
By (author) Andreas Huyssen
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Present Pasts by Andreas Huyssen
Book DescriptionMemory of historical trauma has a unique power to generate works of art. This book analyzes the relation of public memory to history, forgetting, and selective memory in Berlin, Buenos Aires, and New York-three late-twentieth-century cities that have confronted major social or political traumas. Berlin experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall and the city's reemergence as the German capital; Buenos Aires lived through the dictatorships of the 1970s and 1980s and their legacy of state terror and disappearances; and New York City faces a set of public memory issues concerning the symbolic value of Times Square as threatened public space and the daunting task of commemorating and rebuilding after the attack on the World Trade Center. Focusing on the issue of monumentalization in divergent artistic and media practices, the book demonstrates that the transformation of spatial and temporal experience by memory politics is a major cultural effect of globalization.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780804745611
(5830mm x 3895mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Andreas Huyssen
Miniature Metropolis, Hardback (April 2015)
Andreas Huyssen explores the history and theory of metropolitan miniatures--short prose pieces about urban life written for European newspapers. His fine-grained readings open vistas into German critical theory and the visual arts, revealing the miniature to be one of the few genuinely innovative modes of spatialized writing created by modernism.
Doris Salcedo, Paperback (October 2000)
A contemplation of the renowned Colombian artist's uncanny sculptural works.
Twilight Memories, Paperback (May 1995)» View all books by Andreas Huyssen
Focusing on memory and amnesia in the postmodern world, Andreas Huyssen considers how nationalism, literature, art, politics and the media are obsessed with the past.
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Author Biography - Andreas Huyssen
Andreas Huyssen is Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His most recent book is Twilight Memories: Marking Time in a Culture of Amnesia.
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