The Inhabited Ruins of Central Europe: Re-Imagining Space, History and Memory

The Inhabited Ruins of Central Europe: Re-Imagining Space, History and Memory

By: Derek Sayer (editor), Dariusz Gafijczuk (editor)Hardback

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Focusing on Central Europe, the volume proposes a new paradigm of how culture works, based on a model of "inhabited ruins" as a space where contradictory elements come together into continually renewed and frequently paradoxical configurations. Examines art, architecture, literature and music.

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Tim Beasley-Murray, University College London, UK Michael Beckerman, New York University, USA Paul Blokker, University of Trento, Italy Jonathan Bolton, Harvard University, USA Endre Danyi, Goethe University, Germany Kimberly Mair, University of Lethbridge, Canada Jind?ich Toman, University of Michigan, USA Yoke-Sum Wong, Lancaster University, USA Peter Zusi, University College London, UK


Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Prologue: The Day the Wall Came Down (American Surreal); Derek Sayer Introduction: Delicate Empiricism; Dariusz Gafijczuk 1. Ruins and Representations of 1989: Exception, Normality, Revolution; Tim Beasley-Murray 2. The Ruins of a Myth or a Myth in Ruins? Freedom and Cohabitation in Central Europe; Paul Blokker 3. Democracy in Ruins: The case of the Hungarian Parliament; Endre Danyi 4. Itinerant Memory Places: The Baader-Meinhof-Wagen; Kimberly Mair 5. Edith Doesn't Live Here Anymore: A Story of Farnsworth House; Yoke-Sum Wong 6. Comments on Comments: Fake Fragments, Fake Ruins, and Genuine Paper Ruination; Jind?ich Toman 7. How We Remember and What We Forget: Art History and the Czech Avant-garde; Derek Sayer 8. Anxious Geographies - Inhabited Traditions; Dariusz Gafijczuk 9. Terezin as Reverse Potemkin Ruin, in Five Movements and an Epilogue; Michael Beckerman 10. Desert Europa and the Sea of Ruins: The Post-Apocalyptic Imagination in Egon Bondy's Afghanistan; Jonathan Bolton 11. History's Loose Ends: Reflections on the Structure of Velvet Revolutions; Peter Zusi

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/09/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137305855
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 263
  • ID: 9781137305855
  • weight: 465
  • ISBN10: 1137305851

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