Coverart for item
The Resource Iconoclasm in revolutionary Paris : the transformation of signs, Richard Clay

Iconoclasm in revolutionary Paris : the transformation of signs, Richard Clay

Label
Iconoclasm in revolutionary Paris : the transformation of signs
Title
Iconoclasm in revolutionary Paris
Title remainder
the transformation of signs
Statement of responsibility
Richard Clay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Ancient Egypt to the Arab Spring, iconoclasm has occurred throughout history and across cultures. Both a vehicle for protest and a means of imagining change, it was rife during the tumultuous years of the French Revolution, and in this richly illustrated book Richard Clay examines how politically diverse groups used such attacks to play out their own complex power struggles. Drawing on extensive archival evidence to uncover a variety of iconoclastic acts -- from the beheading or defacing of sculptures, to the smashing of busts, slashing of paintings and toppling of statues --Clay explores the turbulent political undercurrents in revolutionary Paris. Objects whose physical integrity had been respected for years were now targets for attack: while many revolutionary leaders believed that the aesthetic or historical value of symbols should save them from destruction, Clay argues that few Parisians shared such views. He suggests that beneath this treatment of representational objects lay a sophisticated understanding of the power of public spaces and symbols to convey meaning. Unofficial iconoclasm became a means of exerting influence over government policy, leading to official programmes of systematic iconoclasm that transformed Paris. Iconoclasm in revolutionary Paris is not only a major contribution to the historiography of so-called 'vandalism' during the Revolution, but it also has significant implications for debates about heritage preservation in our own time"--provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
246.53094409033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SVEC
Series volume
2012:11
Label
Iconoclasm in revolutionary Paris : the transformation of signs, Richard Clay
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. -- 1. Iconoclasm as sign transformation: the Parisian Revolution of 1789. -- 2. Catholicism and iconoclasm in Paris, 1789-1790. -- 3. Iconoclasm in Paris in 1791. -- 4. Iconoclasm in Paris in 1792. -- 5. Iconoclasm in Paris, 1793-1795. -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17195032
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780729410540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)813857956
Label
Iconoclasm in revolutionary Paris : the transformation of signs, Richard Clay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. -- 1. Iconoclasm as sign transformation: the Parisian Revolution of 1789. -- 2. Catholicism and iconoclasm in Paris, 1789-1790. -- 3. Iconoclasm in Paris in 1791. -- 4. Iconoclasm in Paris in 1792. -- 5. Iconoclasm in Paris, 1793-1795. -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17195032
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780729410540
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)813857956

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...