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The Resource The landscapes of Communism : a history through buildings, Owen Hatherley

The landscapes of Communism : a history through buildings, Owen Hatherley

Label
The landscapes of Communism : a history through buildings
Title
The landscapes of Communism
Title remainder
a history through buildings
Statement of responsibility
Owen Hatherley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Self). During the course of the twentieth century, communism took power in Eastern Europe and remade the city in its own image. Ransacking the urban planning of the grand imperial past, it set out to transform everyday life, its sweeping boulevards, epic high-rise and vast housing estates an emphatic declaration of a non-capitalist idea. Now, the regimes that built them are dead and long gone, but from Warsaw to Berlin, Moscow to post-Revolution Kiev, the buildings, their most obvious legacy, remain, populated by people whose lives were scattered and jeopardised by the collapse of communism and the introduction of capitalism. 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hatherley, Owen
Dewey number
720.943
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Architecture and society
  • Land use, Urban
  • City planning
  • Communism and architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • City planning
  • Architecture
  • Land use, Urban
Target audience
adult
Label
The landscapes of Communism : a history through buildings, Owen Hatherley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058641666
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
612 pages
Isbn
9780141975894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959267663
Label
The landscapes of Communism : a history through buildings, Owen Hatherley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058641666
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
612 pages
Isbn
9780141975894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959267663

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