Dr. Peter Muir Art Historian and Lecturer in Contemporary Art History: Research Profile
Peter Muir: Shimon Attie's Writing on the Wall, History, Memory, Aesthetics
Shimon Attie's Writing on the Wall: History, Memory, Aesthetics
Imprint: Ashgate. Illustrations: Includes c.4 colour plates and 26 b&w illustrations. Published: July 2010. Format: 234 x 156 mm. Extent: 200 pages. Binding: Hardback. ISBN: 978-0-7546-6963-0
Shimon Attie's Writing on the Wall: History, Memory, Aesthetics theorizes images from Attie's "The Writing on the Wall 1991-1993" installation as a memorial activity, and as an index or habitation for history. The images, which appeared in
Shimon Attie's Writing on the Wall: History, Memory, Aesthetics's presiding metaphor is that of loss-the central problem that the book addresses is that of forgetting. Contents: Introduction; Memory and the Scheunenviertel site; The space of forgetfulness; The archival apace; Spaces of exception; Allegory as a threshold space; Mediating signs; The tragic drama of Shimon Attie; Bibliography; Index.
About the Author: Peter Muir is a Research Associate with MIRIAD (the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design):http://www.miriad.mmu.ac.uk/visualculture/locationmemory/and an Associate Lecturer with the Open University
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