Cultural Landscapes of Post-socialist Cities: Representation of Powers and Needs

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Science - 209 pages
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Since the velvet revolution of 1989, the totalitarian communist urbanscapes of central European cities have been 'cleansed' or 'recycled', bringing in new architectural, functional and social forms to transform how they look and how they are used. This book examines the culturally conditional variations between local powers and structures despite the similarities in the general processes and systems. It assesses whether these urbanscapes clearly reflect the social, cultural and political conditions and aspirations of these transitional countries and so a critical analysis of them provides important insights.
  

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Contents

and Science Warsaw 2004
46
Heritage and cultural landscape
54
reconstructed in the 1950s 2003
56
Warsaw 2007
68
Industrialization and the dictatorship of production
73
Process of socialist landscape development
88
Berlin 2003
104
Postcommunist Landscape Cleansing
109
changing intentions
129
Leipzig 2007
135
Ostalgic landscapes and representations
143
Civic landscapes discourse
160
St Paul Leipzig August 2007
162
Landscapes of the excluded
175
Interpreting Landscapes in Transition
179
Index
205

Sofia 2005
117
February 2007
124

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