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Constructing Memory: Architectural Narratives of Holocaust Museums

Stephanie Shosh Rotem
Format
Book
Published
Bern ; New York : Peter Lang, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
9783034312431, 3034312431
Summary
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.
Description
217 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-206) and index.
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