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Memory & Oblivion

Proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art held in Amsterdam, 1–7 September 1996

Proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art, Amsterdam, 1-7 September 1996

Reinink, A.W., Stumpel, Jeroen (Eds.)

1999, XIV, 1114 p. In 2 volumes, not available separately.

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Memory is a subject that recently has attracted many scholars and readers not only in the general historical sciences, but also in the special field of art history. However, in this book, in which more than 130 papers given at the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art (Amsterdam) 1996 have been compiled, Memory is also juxtaposed to its counterpart, Oblivion, thus generating extra excitement in the exchange of ideas. The papers are presented in eleven sections, each of which is devoted to a different aspect of memory and oblivion, ranging from purely material aspects of preservation, to social phenomena with regard to art collecting, from the memory of the art historian to workshop practices, from art in antiquity, to the newest media, from Buddhist iconography to the Berlin Wall. The book addresses readers in the field of history, history of art and psychology.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Memoria - art collecting - commemoration - history of Art - media - memory - oblivion

Related subjects » Anthropology & Archaeology

Table of contents 

Preface. Plenary Lectures. Section 1: The Memory of the Art Historian. Section 2: Collecting and Recollecting. 3. Reproduction, Survival and Oblivion. Section 4: Cults of the Past. Section 5: The Art of Commemoration. Section 6: The Art of Veneration. Section 7: Visual Memories, 500-1500. Section 8: Memories at Work, 1500-1900. Section 9: Oblivion in Modern Art. Section 10: Closed Circuits? Section 11: The Modern Memorial: Victors and Victims of War.

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