Germany: Memories of a Nation (Hardback)Neil MacGregor (author)
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 1506 g
Dimensions: 235 x 164 x 53 mm
His method is memory. His way in is through objects and people, places and buildings ... MacGregor knows unerringly which objects to select and which chapters of Germany's 'enrichingly and confusingly fragmented history' to bring to life through them ... This book is immaculately researched, timely and important -- Rebecca K Morrison * Independent *
This impassioned project will bear the scrutiny it invites ... Germany: Memories of a Nation is deeply felt, carefully conceived and an important addition to any consideration of the shape not only of modern Germany but of Europe as a whole * Economist *
Magnificently illustrated and superbly edited ... It's hard to imagine a method more successful than MacGregor's - the careful juxtaposition of singular objects with their surrounding history - for conveying the complexities of Germany's continuing journey away from its past -- Miranda Seymour * Telegraph *
MacGregor ... dips and weaves from one entity to another ... It is an enjoyable, switchback ride - we never know where we are going next -- Peter Watson * The Times *
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