Berlin: The Politics of Order, 1737-1989
This book documents the evolution of Potsdamer Platz and Leipziger Platz and their surroundings over a 200-year period, examining the architects and statesmen that have sought to remake Berlin in their own images of an ideal future order. 221 black-and-white illustrations.
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