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Address: W. Struve tn, Tartu, Estonia
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The long-serving professor of the University of Tartu was one of the...

The long-serving professor of the University of Tartu was one of the brightest scientists in 20th century Tartu. Lotman studied the history of Russian literature and culture and general regularities of culture. He laid the foundation of cultural semiotics and was the founder of the Tartu-Moscow school of semiotics. The monument to the world-famous culturologist and semiotician, which consists of pipes, water and light, was opened on 6 October 2007. The idea for the sculpture made of 15 m of steel pipe is based on the self-portrait of Juri Lotman.Authors of the monument: Mati Karmin, architect Andres Lunge.

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Nice idea and humorous memorial

Having read Lotman's pioneering "Semiotics of Cinema" (1976), I was delighted to find his self-caricature in 3D spouting out water in this fountain feature near Tartu University... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Having read Lotman's pioneering "Semiotics of Cinema" (1976), I was delighted to find his self-caricature in 3D spouting out water in this fountain feature near Tartu University Library. You can also sit on one of the two memorial Lotman benches by the old cathedral on Tomemägi hill. Great scholar, good memorials.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

An interesting fountain when it is actually working but could use some explanation and could add a splash of color like the fountains in Paris

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Accidentally stumbled across this sculpture when there was a cycling event happening in town, beautiful steel-pipe sculpture dedicated to Yuri Lotman, whom was a professor of the University of Tartu and one of the greatest scientists from Estonia.

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