Abstraction and the Holocaust
Mark Godfrey looks closely at a series of American art and architectural projects that respond to the memory of the Holocaust. He investigates how abstract artists and architects have negotiated Holocaust memory without representing the Holocaust figuratively or symbolically.
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Frank Stellas Polish Village series 19701974
Louiss Kahns Memorial to the Six Million
Beryl Korots Dachau 1974 1974
Mel Bochners Via Tasso project 1993
The Commissions in the United States
Peter Eisenmans Memorial
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