Miniature Monuments

Miniature Monuments

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This study takes a material object as its starting point: small-scale models of bombed out cities. Created between 1946 and the present, these plastic renderings of places provide eerie glimpses of destruction and devastation resulting of war. This study considers these a€œminiature monumentsa€ in a deep cultural history that interlaces the 16th, 18th, and 20th centuries. Miniature Monuments thus tackles a haunting paradox: building ruins.Everything.580 These arethe first words spoken inoneof themost celebrated movies of postwar cinema, Alain Resnaisa#39;s ... It is here where the femalelead hascome in order to act in a movie about peace, though we get to see only parting shotsanbsp;...

Title:Miniature Monuments
Author:Helmut Puff
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG - 2014-09-23


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