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Monuments and Site-Specific Sculpture in Urban and Rural Space

Monuments and Site-Specific Sculpture in Urban and Rural Space presents a collection of essays discussing works of art whose formal qualities, content and spatial interactions expand our idea of creation and commemoration. By addressing projects that range from war memorials to commemorations of individuals, as well as works that engage real and virtual environments, this book brings to light new aspects concerning twentieth and twenty-first century monuments and site-specific sculpture. The book addresses the work of, among others, Günter Demnig, Michael Heizer, Thomas Hirschhorn, Dani Karavan, Costantino Nivola, Melissa Shiff and John Craig Freeman, Robert Smithson, and Micha Ullman. A lucid, thought-provoking discussion of creative processes and the discourse between site-specific sculpture and its publics is provided in this collection. As such, it is vital and indispensable for historians, art historians and artists, as well as for every reader interested in the interrelations of art, urban and rural spaces, community and the makings of memory.

Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler is a Lecturer of Modern Art, Architecture and Design at Sapir Academic College, Israel, and an Adjunct Lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. She researches modern and contemporary Israeli architecture and design, and has published on diverse themes, including architecture and urban planning in Palestine during the British Mandate, the work of Israeli architects Arieh and Eldar Sharon, and Israeli architecture in films, as well as on additional aspects of visual communication.

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ISBN: 1-4438-5179-5

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-5179-4

Release Date: 2nd March 2017

Pages: 232

Price: £61.99