The meanings of monuments and memorials: toward a semiotic approach

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Bellentani, Federico; Panico, Mario;

This paper aims at delineating the basic principles for a semiotic approach to monuments and memorials. Monuments are built forms erected to confer dominant meanings on space. They present an aesthetic value as well as a political function. Often, political elites erect... View more
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