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Yad Vashem: MOSHE SAFDIE-The Architecture of Memory Hardcover – October 20, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers; 1 edition (October 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3037780703
  • ISBN-13: 978-3037780701
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.7 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,486,865 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are many Holocaust museums; while these are essential to preserving the memory of the 20th century's most momentous event and teaching the next generation the importance of learning from it, very few can boast an architecture that is an essential part of the museum, allowing (or forcing) the visitor to experience the meaning Holocaust in a way beyond mere an intellectual perusal of artifacts and descriptions. This is not a museum catalog! Rather, it is an account of how the very building and landscape architecture provide a meaningful (and unforgettable) way to explore Jewish life and culture before the Holocaust, the many aspects of how Jews experienced the Holocaust, and (perhaps most important) hope for the future after the Holocaust, especially as more and more visitors will be of generations that did not live through this terrible period in history and those who did pass away. Such was the aim of the Yad Vashem authority - to create something more than a "black box," a repository for objects. The chief architect selected was Moshe Safdie, a thoughtful man who has created many important buildings all over the world and written widely on the subject of architecture - not simply to create artistic objects but as a means to engage the public in what a building or landscape means in the context of society. He expects that rather than answers, visitors will leave the complex with more questions - and a desire to explore the many facets of the Holocaust further, one of the educational missions of Yad Vashem, for which (with its more than 65 million pages of documentation) is preeminently well equipped. In this respect, Mr.Read more ›
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Diane Lewis on February 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Moshe Safdie's book captures the magic of one of the most amazing places in the world. The International Centre for Holocaust Studies brings together people from all nations to learn about one of the darkest times in human history. Beautiful pictures and moving writing takes the reader to a building that is a symbol of the Jewish struggles and triumphs.
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