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Prefaces to a book for a Syrian museum

Prefaces to a book for a Syrian museum  - Prefaces to a book for a Syrian museum
The republishing, in the form of a palimpsest, of the prefaces published in the various editions of the catalogue of the Damascus National Museum, from 1919 to the end of the last century.
This is a preface-book. A preface made up of other prefaces. The ones published in the various editions of the catalogue of the Damascus National Museum, from 1919 to the end of the last century – prefaces which can be found here, not only annotated, but also accompanied by rare archival material and historical chronicles. It is therefore a republishing project, in the form of a palimpsest, or an untimely guide through the lives of the Museum and its catalogue. As if to observe, alike a structuralist analysis, “the variations of the myth” or the multiple body. The Damascus National Museum is approached by a constellation of historical dates but also of micro-histories and iconographic survivals. Or how history, in the broader sense and including in the tragic sense, shines through the walls of the museum, its collections, its storage; its national and intimate representations, its real perimeter as well as its nomadic tendency.
Edited by Mathilde Ayoub.
Texts by Mathilde Ayoub, Michel Al-Maqdissi, Salam Kawakibi.
 
published in June 2020
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
17 × 24 cm (softcover)
240 pages (color & b/w ill.)
 
24.00
 
ISBN : 979-10-93781-17-4
EAN : 9791093781174
 
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