- File Size: 8993 KB
- Print Length: 217 pages
- Publisher: ForgottenDelights.com; 1.0 edition (May 10, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 10, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0082PLDJW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,202,757 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
From Portraits to Puddles: New York Memorials from the Civil War to the World Trade Center Memorial (Reflecting Absence) (Forgotten Delights: New York Sculpture) Kindle Edition
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*how previous generations honored different people via memorials
*what allows them to be memorable and easily-graspable memorials--even to those who don't know the people involved
*how to look at or analyze sculptures
*what the point of memorials is, and...
*why some appeal to wide audiences across long spans of time while others don't.
Durante's tone is conversational but she speaks from a position of authority. Her photos are clear and often focus you exactly on what she's discussing at that moment. And because of this the book came across to me as even better, in some ways, than a walking tour.
Anyone interested in why the recently dedicated memorial on the site of WTC is so unsatisfying, why others around New York are anything but, or in learning any of the above things I mentioned--would do well to check out this short and easy-to-read essay.