Fallen idols : twelve statues that made history / Alex Von Tunzelmann.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: London : Headline, 2021.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781472281876 (hbk.) :
In 2020, statues across the world were pulled down in an extraordinary wave of global iconoclasm. From the United States and the United Kingdom to Canada, South Africa, the Caribbean, India, Bangladesh, and New Zealand, Black Lives Matter protests defaced and hauled down statues of slaveholders, Confederates, and imperialists. Edward Colston was hurled into the harbour in Bristol, England. Robert E. Lee was covered in graffiti in Richmond, Virginia. Christopher Columbus was toppled in Minnesota, beheaded in Massachusetts, and thrown into a lake in Virginia. King Leopold II of the Belgians was set on fire in Antwerp and doused in red paint in Ghent. Winston Churchill was daubed with the word 'racist' in London. Statues are one of the most visible - and controversial - forms of historical storytelling.
264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
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