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  • Mari Lending
  • PLASTER MONUMENTS: Architecture and the Power of Reproduction 
     

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    Lieferstatus:   i.d.R. innert 2-7 Tagen versandfertig
    Veröffentlichung:  März 2017  
    Genre:  Architektur, Archäologie, Kunst 
    ISBN:  9780691177144 
    EAN-Code: 
    9780691177144 
    Verlag:  University Presses 
    Einband:  Gebunden  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 254 mm / B 178 mm / D 30 mm 
    Gewicht:  856 gr 
    Seiten:  304 
    Illustration:  48 col./73 b&w illus. 
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    We are taught to believe in originals. In art and architecture in particular, original objects vouch for authenticity, value, and truth, and require our protection and preservation. The nineteenth century, however, saw this issue differently. In a culture of reproduction, plaster casts of building fragments and architectural features were sold throughout Europe and America and proudly displayed in leading museums. The first comprehensive history of these full-scale replicas, Plaster Monuments examines how they were produced, marketed, sold, and displayed, and how their significance can be understood today. Plaster Monuments unsettles conventional thinking about copies and originals. As Mari Lending shows, the casts were used to restore wholeness to buildings that in reality lay in ruin, or to isolate specific features of monuments to illustrate what was typical of a particular building, style, or era. Arranged in galleries and published in exhibition catalogues, these often enormous objects were staged to suggest the sweep of history, synthesizing structures from vastly different regions and time periods into coherent narratives. While architectural plaster casts fell out of fashion after World War I, Lending brings the story into the twentieth century, showing how Paul Rudolph incorporated historical casts into the design for the Yale Art and Architecture building, completed in 1963.

      



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