Destruction Of Art: Iconoclasm And Vandalism Since The French Revolution

Author(s): Dario Gamboni


In January 2006, a man tried to break Marcel Duchamp's Fountain sculpture with a small hammer. The sculpted foot of Michelangelo's "David" was damaged in 1991 by a purportedly mentally-ill artist. The author tackles this weighty issue in depth, exploring spectres of censorship, iconoclasm and vandalism that surround such acts.


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well-illustrated ... Gamboni brings together a great deal of fascinating information The Independent Erudite and entertaining, Gamboni's book is an excellent guide to the outrageous in art. Glasgow Herald

Dario Gamboni is Professor of Art History at the University of Geneva. His books include Potential Images: Ambiguity and Indeterminacy in Modern Art (Reaktion, 2001).

General Fields

  • : 9781861893161
  • : Reaktion Books
  • : Reaktion Books
  • : March 2007
  • : 234mm X 156mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 416
  • : Paperback
  • : Dario Gamboni