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Author Michalski, Sergiusz.

Title Public monuments : art in political bondage, 1870-1997 / Sergiusz Michalski.

Published London : Reaktion Books, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  306.47 MICH    DUE 24-09-19
Physical description 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Essays in art and culture
Essays in art and culture (London, England)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-236)
Contents Democratic 'Statuomania' in Paris -- Bismarck and the lure of Teutonic granite -- Memorials to the Great War -- The Nazi monuments -- The Communist pantheon -- In quest of a new heroic form -- Invisibility and inversion -- Public monuments in the Third World -- Monuments in the 1990s and beyond.
Summary Public monuments to significant individuals or to political concepts are familiar to most of us, but the notions underlying them may not be so obvious. This book traces the history of the public monument, from the 1870s to the present day.
Subject Art -- Political aspects.
Monuments -- Political aspects.
Art -- Political aspects -- History -- 19th century.
Art -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
Art and state.
ISBN 1861890257