The Monument: Art, Vulgarity, and Responsibility in Iraq

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Architecture, Modern - 153 pages
 

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In April 1981 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein began constructing the Victory Arch in Baghdad. The design called for two cast arms (exact replicas of Hussein's arms from just above the elbow) holding ... Read full review

Contents

The Art of the Monument
1
The Symbolism of the Monument
10
The Monument and the City
19
Politics as
33
Andy Warhol and Saddam Husain
41
Vulgarity and
49
The Kitsch of Baghdad
68
Turath as
99
Ethical Ambiguities
116
19
138
41
140
49
141
68
143
78
144
Notes
145
Index 136
147

Singling Out the Monument
101

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