Bauen in Ost-Berlin 1959-1989

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Dom publishers, 2008 - Architecture - 285 pages
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Berlin - city of constant transformation, determined by a never-ending alternation between construction and destruction. Wars, large-scale fires, but also profound societal upheavals have marked the architectonic image of this city over the years. This book documents the mood of upheaval of the post-war years and the construction of the East Berlin downtown area to form a socialistic city centre.« For more than thirty years Berlin architecture photographer Gisela Stappenbeck documented the fresh start« of the post-war years and the construction of the socialist city centre« in East Berlin - and in the process created an important photographic record of East German construction which has lasting value.

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