‘Parthenon’ made of books built at site of Nazi book burning
“The Parthenon of Books” in Kassel. Photo: DPA.
A Greek-style temple made out of banned books hopes to stir debate about censorship at the site of Nazi book burning in central Germany.
It looks like the monumental temple standing imposingly at the Acropolis in Athens. But this replica in central Germany is not built with marble, but books that have been or remain banned.
“The Parthenon of Books” is the main showpiece at this year’s Documenta – the cult contemporary art show held once every five years in the university town of Kassel.