Vincent Scully, “Architecture, the Natural and the Man-made,” St Martins Press Copyright 1991
The first chapter of this book the ‘Sacred Mountain’ would be a useful introduction to ideas concerning context and placement. Students will learn that the earth itself is a monument, and that our desire to build architectural space is ancient. He also gives an interesting story about Maya Lin in the last chapter.
Suzi Gablik, “The Reenchantment of Art,” Thames and Hudson, Copyright 1991
An impressive argument for arts ability to heal. Memorial are often designed with specific social intentions, this book outlines a number of artist who work from a similar point of view.
Louise Gardner, “Art through the Ages,” Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, seventh edition Copyright 1980
A useful survey of art history, high-lighting significant works of art.
HW Janson, “History of Art,” Abrams NY, second edition, second printing Copyright 1977
A second useful survey of art history.
Cindy Ruskin, “The Quilt, Stories from the Names Project,” Pocket Books NY, Copyright 1988
A very good description of the Names Project, and the Aids Quilt. Easy reading, great pictures.
Douglas Crimp, “AIDS, Cultural Analysis Cultural Activism,” The MIT Press, Copyright 1987
This is a collection of articles and essays that covers AIDS activism. Martha Gever’s “Pictures of Sickness” is particularly good, and provides useful information to be used in the context of this course.
Edward Cassy, “Remembering,” Copyright
This book provides excellent theoretical support for why mankind is motivated to build memorials, and how memory functions.
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, “Survivors Among Us,” Film, 40 minutes
Excerpts from testimonies of survivors now living in the Hartford area, organized around the themes of “Early Memories,” “The Camps,” and the “Resistance.”