Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory

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Random House, 2007 - Architecture - 250 pages
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From the Alamo and Gettysburg to Mount Rushmore and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Monuments is celebrated architectural historian Judith Dupré’s sweeping tribute to classic American landmarks. But included too are contemporary monuments that are changing the way we think about commemoration–the AIDS Quilt, a traveling memorial made for the people by the people, and even the haunting lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising,” an intangible remembrance of September 11th. Monuments features more than 200 stunning duotone photographs, as well as fascinating stories, rare illustrations, candid interviews with artists and architects, and a unique chronology of milestones in the history of time and memory. Ultimately, Monuments is about life. It tells the stories of real people, the ordinary and the renowned, whose lives, though immortalized, exist most fully in the mind and heart. Monuments is a book that goes beyond historical fact to touch what is eternal and transcendent about humanity.

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Praise for Judith Dupré:
“Dupré makes the most of a century of neck-craning architecture.”
The Washington Post, on Skyscrapers

“Judith Dupré captivates the eye, mind and imagination.”
The New York Times, on Bridges

“Magisterial, meticulously researched, and handsomely illustrated.”
O: The Oprah Magazine, on Churches

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Review: Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Much different than I anticipated! I thought this book would be mostly pictures and colored ones, at that! But, it's not. The text balances the photos, describing different aspects of a memorial while ... Read full review

Review: Monuments: America's History in Art and Memory

User Review  - Eric Eickhoff - Goodreads

Great book... it is more coffee table than anything else, but it is a fascinating look at the most important monuments in American life. The photos are wonderful and the stories of how the monuments were conceptualized and executed are fantastic. Read full review

Contents

The Evolving Monument
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The Liberty Bell Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1753 and 2003
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Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Montana 1879 1946 and 2003
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