Places of Commemoration: Search for Identity and Landscape Design
edited by Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
Harvard University Press, 2001
Cloth: 978-0-88402-260-2
Library of Congress Classification SB470.7.P58 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 712.09


“Everyone is occupied, consciously or unconsciously, with identity—one’s origin and the question of one’s place in humankind and society of the past, present, and future. Identity and memory are not stable and objective things, but representations or constructions of reality related to a particular interest, such as class, gender, of power relations. Identity is problematic without history and without the commemoration of history, and of course such remembrance may distort historical events and facts. When dealing with gardens, a substantial part of our physical environment, there are always unspoken questions of identity.”

Places of Commemoration examines commemorative sites of different character, including gardens, landscapes, memorials, cemeteries, and sites of former Nazi concentration camps, detailing the ideas behind the creation of memorials and monuments and the struggles over the narratives they present.

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