Monuments: America’s History in Art and Memory (2007)
Random House (272 pp, 300+ B&W illus., 9.3 x 11.3”)
Illustrated nonfiction essays addressing the influence of aesthetics, politics, social history, and past expressions of commemoration on classic and contemporary American memorials. Cover lettering by Nicholas Benson. Read Judith's interview with Nick Benson, stone carver and MacArthur Fellow.
Listen to Judith talk with Emily Rooney @WGBH
about how monuments are changing.
Listen to Judith discuss the AIDS Memorial Quilt
with Joseph Montebello, WVOX
Generous in its commitment to the multiple communities that collectively make up the United States. —American Arts Quarterly on Monuments
"A learned and wise discussion of self-sacrifice, death, and loss"
The New Criterion
"Dupré thoughtfully explains the cultural significance of more than three dozen monuments that symbolize society’s insatiable search for physical and spiritual echoes of the past."
The New York Times
"This book, a monument in itself, is a work of art and an invitation to think about just how and what we do remember and why consciousness about this process is so important."
Art historian Robin Jensen
"Informative and thought provoking….generous in its commitment to the multiple communities that collectively make up the United States."
Theodore Prescott, American Arts Quarterly