Friday Fun Facts

Parthenon of Books

In 2017, Argentine artist Marta Minujin created a Parthenon of books in Kassel, Germany. It is intended to symbolize free speech, as it was built on a historic Nazi book burning site where Nazis burned books by Marxist and Jewish writers. The structure is made up of banned books, metal grills, and plastic wrap. Coined the “Banned Book Parthenon,” it consists of 100,000 copies of 170 titles. To see pictures of the structure, check out this article by The Guardian.

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