Modernism as Memory: Building Identity in the Federal Republic of Germany
Kathleen James-Chakraborty


Paperback | Apr 2018 | University of Minnesota Press | 9781517902919 | 320pp | 254x178mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$49.99, NZD$59.99


While others characterize contemporary Berlin’s museums and memorials as postmodern, Kathleen James-Chakraborty argues that they are examples of much older and more complex “architecture of modern memory.” She demonstrates that how one remembers can be detached from what one remembers, contrasting ruins with recollections of modernism to commemorate German suffering, the Holocaust, the industrial revolution, and new spaces for Islam.