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Author Azoulay, Ariella.

Title Death's showcase : the power of image in contemporary democracy / Ariella Azoulay ; translated by Ruvik Danieli
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, 2001


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 MELB  306.90904 Azo/Dst  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction: On the Work of Death in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction -- Ch. 2. [Death's] Display Showcase: Walter Benjamin -- Ch. 3. The [Aesthetic] Distance: Benjamin and Heidegger -- Ch. 4. The [Spectator's] Place: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun -- Ch. 5. The [Blind] Gesture: Hiroshima -- Ch. 6. [Critical] Image -- Ch. 7. The [Simulated] City: Jerusalem -- Ch. 8. The Floodlit Arena [of Murder]: Yitzhak Rabin -- Ch. 9. Save As Jerusalems -- Ch. 10. The Picture [of the Battlefield] -- Ch. 11. [Art] Museum
Summary "This is a book about the public display of death in contemporary culture. It consists of a series of essays on specific cases in which death is displayed in museums and in photography. The essays focus mainly on representations of violence and death in events in recent Israeli history, including the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Palestinian Intifada, and on the visual presence of traumatic events in Israeli culture throughout the twentieth century. They show how images of these events both shape and aestheticize the viewer's experience of death."--BOOK JACKET
Notes 'Collection of works previously published chiefly in Hebrew. With new works and introduction' - t.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Collection of works previously published chiefly in Hebrew. With new works and introduction
Subject Death in mass media.
Artists and museums.
Death in art.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Arts, Israeli -- 20th century.
Photography, Artistic.
LC no. 00064600
ISBN 0262011824 :