The Resource Peter Eisenman : building Germany's Holocaust Memorial, (online streaming)

Peter Eisenman : building Germany's Holocaust Memorial, (online streaming)

Label
Peter Eisenman : building Germany's Holocaust Memorial
Title
Peter Eisenman
Title remainder
building Germany's Holocaust Memorial
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This documentation chronicles Peter Eisenman's creation of a major public sculpture in the center of Berlin, a soccer-field sized space filled with 2711 concrete stele. The stele are of varying heights, tipping to the left and right on a shifting, undulating ground, reminiscent of a wheat field tossed by strong winds. Access to the field is through a grid of narrow walkways barely 3 feet wide, just enough for one person to pass through. In the beginning sculptor Richard Serra was Eisenman's design partner, but he left the project when it became clear that many compromises would have to be made on the way to the realization. The site is named "Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe." The idea of a memorial was initiated by a group of concerned Germans led by the journalist Lea Rosh in 1988, who demanded a visible public acknowledgement of that dark episode in their country's past. In 1998, after many years of debate and two design competitions, Chancellor Helmut Kohl opted for Peter Eisenman's entry. Kohl lost an election soon thereafter, but the project came to life again in the Schroder administration and was funded by the Bundestag (parliament) in 1999. This crucial funding vote, with support across party lines was a courageous step by the representatives of the German people. The building of the memorial meant an official acceptance of the fact that a former elected government of Germany had committed genocide against the Jews of Europe. The mission of the memorial is to honor the victims and keep alive the memory of the crimes of the Hitler years for future generations. It was important to place the memorial in a prominent place in the center of the German capital, where the Nazis had planned the genocide. Eisenman succeeded brilliantly in the face of controversy and critique, most of which vanished with the dedication of the memorial in May 2005. We invited prominent German politicians, literati, academicians as well as general visitors to comment on their feelings and impression on the memorial. Eisenman deserves special credit for keeping his design of the monument free of any traces of Kitsch
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Michael Blackwood Productions in 2005
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Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenman, Peter
  • Holocaust memorials
Technique
live action
Label
Peter Eisenman : building Germany's Holocaust Memorial, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1100729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100729
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897771112
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Peter Eisenman : building Germany's Holocaust Memorial, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1100729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 60 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1100729
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897771112
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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