Landscapes of Communism: A History Through Buildings
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|Vydavatel:||Allen Lane (UK)|
In Landscapes of Communism, Owen Hatherley embarks on an evocative historical journey through Eastern Europe. In Landscapes of Communism, acclaimed cultural commentator Owen Hatherley offers a very different narrative of Eastern Europe to the familiar image of Stalinism and the Stasi, cold-war espionage, forbidding architecture ('Soviet' and 'Eastern Bloc' are commonly used as pejoratives for anything large and made of concrete), the sex industry, stag parties and immigration. As Hatherley shows, the region's architecture tells the story of two of the twentieth century's most wide-ranging political experiments: full-scale socialism post-1945 and, after 1989, neo-liberal capitalism. Hatherley travels through the region's immense boulevards, monumental, windswept squares and crumbling apartment blocks, exploring the original ideals behind their creation and asking what we can learn from them today. From Warsaw to Berlin, Kiev to Moscow, this is a passionate journey in search of the true meaning of cities and the ways in which they reflect our values and shape our lives. Owen Hatherley is the author of the acclaimed Militant Modernism, a defence of the modernist movement, and A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain.
- EAN: 9781846147685