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Monument Art and Vulgarity in Saddam Hussein's Iraq

ISBN-10: 1860649661
ISBN-13: 9781860649660
Edition: 2003
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Description: Kanan Makiya uses the culture invented by Saddam Hussein as a window into the nature of totalitarianism & shows how art can become the weapon of dictatorship.

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 4/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Kanan Makiya uses the culture invented by Saddam Hussein as a window into the nature of totalitarianism & shows how art can become the weapon of dictatorship.

Kanan Makiya was born in Baghdad. He is the author of several works of nonfiction, including "Republic of Fear" & "The Monument" (both originally published under a pseudonym), & the award-winning "Cruelty & Silence". He currently directs the Iraq Research & Documentation Project at Harvard University & teaches at Brandeis University. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

List of Illustrations
Publisher's Preface
A Last Note on Baghdad
Preamble
The Art of the Monument
The Symbolism of the Monument
The Monument and the City
Politics as Art
Andy Warhol and Saddam Husain
Vulgarity and Art
The Kitsch of Baghdad
Turath as Art
Singling Out the Monument
Ethical Ambiguities
Notes
Index

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