A Brief History of Collapses traverses the spaces of the
restored Fridericianum (constructed in 1779 in Kassel) and ruined Dar
ul-Aman Palace (constructed in 1929 in Kabul) in two parallel tracks,
exploiting the similarities in their architectures to explore both
similarities and differences in their histories. In these photographs
from the 1940s, however, the buildings' roles are
reversed; the Fridericianum is a ruin, and Dar ul-Aman is intact. The photograph above is from the collection of Ms. Hass of Kassel; the photograph below is taken from an Afghan government almanac.
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