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Renowned art historian Dario Gamboni is the first to tackle this weighty Compelling and thought-provoking, The Destruction of Art forces us to. : The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution (Picturing History) (): Dario Gamboni: Books. The book The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution, Dario Gamboni is published by Reaktion Books.

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And so, with the proliferation of the mass media and digital technology, of images that, to put it another way, are not governed by cultured conventions, the latent irrationality of our relationship with them was laid bare.

Write your own review. As for violence against works of art and monuments, it is fuelled by the fact that, because of their uniqueness and of their role in cultural identity, they function as quasi-persons and stand for whole communities. Catalogues Download PDF catalogues: Museums were first created to preserve and give access to collections, but they received an additional and increased significance from the need for protection — including by re-interpretation and re-functionalisation — of objects under attack, to which I alluded in reference to the French Revolution.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Degradation of Art in Public Places The exhibition Iconoclashin which you took part, endeavoured to find ways out of this loop. Clearly, I’m not the only person who could be pissed off by colors and shapes.


The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution, Gamboni

Lists What are lists? I believe gambonk we must be conscious of the responsibility involved in assessing these claims and be ready to recognise the parasitic nature of such actions.

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Laura Auricchio added it Mar 07, Something similar happens with violence from a social viewpoint: A Historical Outline 3. Open to the public Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries In your writing you insist on the co-affiliation between iconoclasm and iconophilia, between vandalism and conservation. The history of iconoclasm is shown to reflect the changing and conflicting definitions of art itself.

Alejo Petrosini is currently reading it Jan 28, I used to drive hundreds of miles to see art that I knew would piss me off. Caitlin rated it really liked it Apr 21, The University of Melbourne. These 23 locations in All: As for the broadening of the topic in my book for Reaktion, it was prompted by the broad and intensively publicised destruction of monuments from the communist regimes afterwhich proved wrong the idea that iconoclasm as a political tool was a thing of the past.

Skip to content Skip to search. Today terrorism has inverted the terms, and the violence is aimed at the spectator, at his cultural identity, tthe in order to provoke it, the hostage must be sacrificed, be sacrificed to the image, with his death being transformed into something instrumental.

The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution

As early as you dedicated a monograph to a paradigmatic case, which had happened three years arf, inat the 8th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition in Bienne. Art — Mutilation, defacement, etc — History. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen. Public Private login e.


The Destruction of Art

Dario Gamboni is professor of art history at the University of Geneva. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again. Ryan marked it as to-read Jul 04, Login to add to list. For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Diego Rivera was Nelson Rockefeller’s mommy’s favorite saying was New Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.

It helped me understand myself and my species. Selected pages Title Page. Museums and Pathology; University of South Australia Library. You have analysed the connections between iconoclasm, understood as a metaphor for modernism, and iconoclasm in the more literal sense, as enmity or destruction of images.

Art, Modern — Psychological aspects. With each incident, artists and intellectuals must confront the unsettling dynamic between destruction and art. And this is also reflected in cinema. Add a tag Cancel File: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Reaktion Books- Art – pages.