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Collection of photographs that purport to chronicle Lebanon’s protracted civil war of 1975–90. The accompanying text explains that the artist collected used shells embedded in buildings in Beirut in the early 1980s and catalogued their locations in his notebooks. Photographs of Beirut’s bombed out and bullet-pocked infrastructure are overlaid with brightly colored dots.
The book examines childhood during the Lebanese civil war and includes a large collection of black and white photos taken between 1985 and 1992, in West Beirut, the mountains, the Beka' Valley and south Lebanon.
The Heinz Gaube Lebanese Architectural Photographs Collection documents the rich heritage of traditional Lebanese architecture with more than 3,100 black and white photographic negatives and prints of buildings and other structures. The collection also includes supporting documentation regarding key architectural aspects and other information about the structures photographed. Over 285 villages, towns and cities across Lebanon from North to South and from the Mediterranean Sea coast to the Bekaa Valley are represented in the collection. This collection is the work of Professor Heinz Gaube who lived in Lebanon and worked at the Oriental Institute of the German Oriental Society from 1970 until 1975.
The Gaube collection is now available for the public as an open access collection through Shared Shelf Commons under the title: “Notre Dame University-Louaize (Lebanon). Heinz Gaube Lebanese architecture photographs collection”. Images and associated metadata are freely accessible for viewing in high resolution and users can download low resolution images for free. The Special Collections department provides high resolution images upon request while reserving all copyright and reproduction rights.