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Landscapes of communism

Owen Hatherley

Landscapes of communism

a history through buildings

by Owen Hatherley

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Communism and architecture,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementOwen Hatherley
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHX520 .H38 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination613 pages
    Number of Pages613
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27202380M
    ISBN 101620971887
    ISBN 109781620971888
    LC Control Number2015032819
    OCLC/WorldCa962422880, 914219075

      In Landscapes of Communism, published earlier this year, he turned his attention to the architecture of Communism across the former Eastern Bloc, from Stalinist prestige projects like the Moscow Metro to the vast housing developments begun under Nikita Khrushchev to the war memorials left across the Eastern Bloc. The book combines a focus on. An erudite and surprising study of what Soviet-era buildings said about the beliefs and hopes of the citizens. British author and journalist Hatherley (A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain, , etc.) debunks much of what the West categorizes as “Soviet architecture”—i.e., monumental, monolithic, totalitarian, and repetitive, such as massive rows of housing : Owen Hatherley.

    The Wall fell in The Soviets collapsed in Communism, it seems, is on its last legs in today’s 21st century world. But defenders of property and human liberty should always remain vigilant against totalitarian Leftism, which is why we’ve selected the top 5 anticommunist books ever written. Books shelved as communism: The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, Animal Farm by George Orwell, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzh.

    József Lengyel actually got involved with communism early, as one of the founding members of the Hungarian Communist Party in The Hungarian government at the time persecuted him for this, and he eventually escaped and went to live in Moscow. He ran into trouble with the Soviets as well and in , they sent him to a gulag. This has led to 'landscape cleansing' and 'recycling', as these former communist nations used new architectural, functional and social forms to transform their urbanscapes, their meanings and uses. Comparing case studies from different post-socialist cities, this book examines the culturally conditional variations between local powers and.


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Landscapes of Communism is an intimate history of twentieth-century communist Europe told through its buildings; it is, too, a book about power, and what power does in cities. In exploring what that power was, Hatherley shows how much we can understand from surfaces - especially states as obsessed with surface as the Soviets were/5(28).

“Hatherley’s grasp of 20th century social and cultural history is impressive, and he has created a witty, intimate and insightful book.” —Sunday Times (London) “Owen Hatherley’s eye is so acute, his architectural expertise so lightly deployed, his sympathies so wide and generous, that reading Landscapes of Communism is like a tour of a whole world of unsuspected curiosities and.

Landscapes of Communism is a journey of historical discovery, plunging us into the lost world of socialist architecture. Owen Hatherley, a brilliant, witty, young urban critic shows how power was wielded in these societies by tracing the sharp, sudden zigzags of official communist architectural style: the superstitious despotic rococo of high.

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'In the craven world of architectural criticism Hatherley is that rarest of things: a brave, incisive, elegant and erudite writer, whose books dissect the contemporary built environment to reveal the political fantasies.

Landscapes of Communism is an intimate history of twentieth-century communist Europe told through its buildings; it is, too, a book about power, and what power does in cities. In exploring what that power was, Hatherley shows how much we can understand from surfaces - especially states as obsessed with surface as the Soviets were.4/5().

'In the craven world of architectural criticism Hatherley is that rarest of things: a brave, incisive, elegant and erudite writer, whose books dissect the contemporary built environment to reveal the political fantasies and social realities it embodies' Will SelfDuring the course of the twentieth century, communism took power in Eastern Europe and remade the city in its own image.

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In exploring what that power was, Hatherley shows how much we can understand from surfaces - especially states as obsessed with surface as the Soviets were. Hatherley’s earlier books A New Kind of Bleak and A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain took an acerbic look at the influence of 30 years of neoliberalism on the British skyline, finding a market-driven utilitarian landscape of shopping malls, Private Finance Initiative post-modernism and Wimpey housing estates.

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