Iconoclasm

Interview
Politics

Drawing with the ashes of Isis-ravaged buildings: Piers Secunda on the art of destruction

Artist’s works on iconoclasm in Mosul are currently on show at the Imperial War Museum in London

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Books

Lost libraries and broken Buddhas: war, iconoclasm and social media

The history of cultural destruction as a propaganda tool

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November 2013

Tate finds 370-year-old bullet hole in Charles I statue

The sculpture was famously attacked by Parliamentarians shortly after the outbreak of the English Civil War