Abstraction and figuration in monuments and counter-monuments

Strakosch, Elizabeth (2008). Abstraction and figuration in monuments and counter-monuments. In: Martin Crotty, When the Soldiers Return: November 2007 Conference Proceedings. When the Soldiers Return: November 2007 Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (270-276). 28-30 November 2007.


Author Strakosch, Elizabeth
Title of paper Abstraction and figuration in monuments and counter-monuments
Conference name When the Soldiers Return: November 2007 Conference
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 28-30 November 2007
Convener Dr Martin Crotty and Mr Craig Barrett
Proceedings title When the Soldiers Return: November 2007 Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University of Queensland
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781864999273
1864999276
Editor Martin Crotty
Start page 270
End page 276
Total pages 7
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary This paper is based around a set of observations regarding state monuments and memorials to events of trauma or suffering involving sub-national groups. In looking at memorials to the experiences of indigenous Australians and Jewish Holocaust victims, I noticed that memorials produced or demanded by members of these communities were often very different to state memorials to the same events. Most often, political tensions and conflicts centred around the form of particular memorials, and in particular, the use of abstraction versus literal imagery and text.
© 2009 The Author.

Subjects 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts
1608 Sociology
Keyword Monuments
Memorials
Abstraction
Literal imagery
Q-Index Code EX

 
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