Shangri-la: The Museum Beyond The Bridge by Heiner BoehnckeShangri-la: The Museum Beyond The Bridge by Heiner Boehncke

Shangri-la: The Museum Beyond The Bridge

byHeiner Boehncke, Sandra Danicke, Renate Flagmeier

Hardcover | October 1, 2017

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Visitors were forewarned, a hand-written sign announcing: “The museum testifies to the thousand year history, work and labour of our ancestors. The exhibition extends for over 5000 m².” From the outset, it was a utopian undertaking. Not without reason does the lama monastery Shangri-La from James Hilton‘s novel Lost Horizon serve as namesake to this museum. Pietro Benzi (1931 – 2014) maintained the project from 1965 onwards. He collected what they no longer wanted, what had become antiquated or gone out of fashion: 2.7 million everyday objects, many of which were household effects, religious kitsch, knick-knacks, shoes and plastic toys. This photographic essay takes the viewer on a journey inside his unsystematic collection.

About The Author

Heiner Boehncke, Prof. Dr., is professor for comparative literature and general literary studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt. Sandra Danicke, Dr., studied art history at the Goethe University Frankfurt, where she did her PhD on the subject of medieval church design in 1999. Renate Flagmeier, M.A., did her training in art studies...

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Title:Shangri-la: The Museum Beyond The BridgeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.75 × 10.75 × 1.5 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:modo VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3868331662

ISBN - 13:9783868331660

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