Prefaces To A Book For A Syrian Museum


Publisher Zaman Books

ISBN 9791093781174

Idea Code 20283

This volume consists of republished prefaces that were originally printed in the various editions of the catalogue of the Damascus National Museum, from 1919 until the end of the 20th century. Taking the form of a palimpsest, this collection of prefaces is not only annotated but also accompanied by rare archival material and historical chronicles. Acting as a guide through the lives of the museum and its catalogue, it simultaneously offers a structuralist analysis, variations on myth, and an investigation of the multiplicity of the museum body. Micro-histories and iconographic survivals emerge in a broader and at times tragic overview of its collections and representations.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, French/Arabic/English


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