Archinect - News 2017-09-20T14:36:02-04:00 'The Parthenon of Books' is constructed with 100,000 banned books at historic Nazi book burning site Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-10T19:50:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T14:02:44-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Parthenon of Books in Kassel, Germany is part of the Documenta 14 art festival. With the help of students from Kassel University, Minuj&iacute;n identified over 170 titles that were or are banned in different countries around the world, and constructed the full-size replica of the iconic temple from those books, plastic sheeting, and steel.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>Photo: alexgorlin</figcaption></figure><p>Created by Argentinian artist Marta Minuj&iacute;n, 74,&nbsp;the&nbsp;monumental replica of Greek Parthenon consists of 100,000 banned books and symbolizes the resistance to political repression.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>The Parthenon of Books taking shape in Kassel. Photo by Rosa Ruehling</figcaption></figure> Tower of Babel made from books Paul Petrunia 2011-05-17T12:24:20-04:00 >2011-05-19T15:40:52-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The top may not reach unto heaven, but the Argentinian artist Marta Minujin's 25-metre tower is made of 30,000 books in languages from all over the world. Built in San Martin Square, Buenos Aires to mark the Argentinian city's naming as 2011 World Book Capital, the artist suggested that in 100 years people will say 'there was a Tower of Babel in Argentina ... and it didn't need translation because art needs no translation'</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>