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Inside this Book

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Michael Schneider Rolf and Rankin Elizabeth, "From Memory to Marble", De Gruyter, 2020, DOI: 10.1515/9783110668797, License:

The book is a rare case study of the dynamics, processes and shifts around the creation and reading of one of the world’s major monuments, through all the processes of its design and making. The frieze which represents the Great Trek and Voortrekker occupation of South Africa (1835-52) is one of the largest of its kind. The key question is how, a century later, were eighteen years of Voortrekker memory transformed into a 92-metre marble frieze?


Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, Boer Pioneers, Great Trek

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