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ERIC Number: EJ956869
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
A Doubled Heterotopia: Shifting Spatial and Visual Symbolism in the Jewish Museum Berlin's Development
Saindon, Brent Allen
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v98 n1 p24-48 2012
This essay considers the rhetoric of space in a rapidly transforming culture. Using Michel Foucault's concept of "heterotopias" to understand the rhetorical power of a building's disposition, it is argued that the Jewish Museum Berlin contains two heterotopias, one within the other. The first is Daniel Libeskind's original building design in relation to the surrounding city, but the second is the placement of an art installation, Menashe Kadishman's "Shalechet," in a central location within the museum. The doubling of heterotopian space uses dialectical--rhetorical transcendence to build identification with the museum's message for an increasingly international audience. (Contains 2 figures and 99 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany (Berlin)