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This replica in central Germany is not built from marble, however, but books that have been or remain banned.Erected by Argentine artist Marta Minujin, the work is a plea against all forms of censorship. The 74-year-old Minujin, a pop-art icon in South America, has described it as "the most political" of her works.Preparations for the "Parthenon of Books" began last year, when Minujin launched an appeal to collect up to 100,000 books.Finally, Minujin and the Documenta team short-listed 170 titles.In fact, some 34 years ago, after the fall of the Argentine junta, Minujin had already set up a similar installation of books to condemn censorship imposed by the military dictatorship.
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