Landscapes of Communism

Landscapes of Communism

A History Through Buildings

Hardback624pp Illustrated232x153mm

9781620971888     Product Code: 511289


‘The time is long overdue to descend into the maelstrom of socialist architecture’, writes Owen Hatherley in the introduction to his journey of historical discovery across the magistrales (thoroughfares wide enough for May Day parades), the immense housing estates and the Stalinist skyscrapers of the old communist bloc. Through surviving Soviet-era architecture, Hatherly explores topics such as prefabricated housing, the Metro, museums and memorials, and socialist style in Chinese cities; and he considers how the buildings are perceived and used today.

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