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Title :

The residual landscape of Kent State, May 4th, 1970

Author :
CENTUORI, Jeanine ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Looks at how the killing of Kent State students in 1970 transformed an ordinary site into an extraordinary landscape of public memory. The official memorial expression of May 4th is initiated and maintained by a sequence of Kent State administrations; the vernacular, on the other hand, issues forth from a variety of diverse grassroots organizations, and is maintained by journalists, tourists, and representatives of popular culture. The official memorial that was designed by Chicago architect Bruno Ast and built by the university as the result of a national design competition was intended to provide a focal point of public memory. A close examination of the site, however, reveals an alternative vernacular memorial. The current landscape is the result of the fight between official and vernacular depictions of the event. ;
Pagination/Size :
13 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Ast, Bruno, n.1949 ; Etats-Unis ; Iconographie ; Kent (OH, USA), Kent State University ; Kent State Incident (1970) ; Monument commémoratif ; Mémoire ; Sculpture ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Ast, Bruno, b.1949 ; Commemorative monuments ; Iconography ; Kent (OH, USA), Kent State University ; Kent State Incident (1970) ; Memory ; Sculpture ; United States ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Landscape journal, 1999, 18, 1, spring
INIST identifier :
24944560 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0277-2426 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;