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DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Owen Hatherley FREE DOWNLOAD Landscapes of Communism î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Uildings their most obvious legacy remain populated by people whose lives were scattered and jeopardized 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 Walking through these landscapes today Hatherley discovers how in contrast to the common dismissal of 'monolithic' Soviet architecture these cities reflect with disconcerting transparency the development of an. This is a weighty tome beautifully typeset with correct diactritics and bound with better uality photographs than the author s previous books but with a word count probably twice as large I enjoyed it but it took me a very long time to read it in contrast to New Ruins and Bleak through which I whizzedThe classification of eight types of buildings and landscapes is inspired and the discussion of each of them with countless examples is comprehensive Clearly the author has done very thorough research I learned a lot about history of the former Soviet Bloc countries The enthusiasm for the metro systems in particular comes across with great verve and the feelings inspired by the various memorials and museums are almost as good as being there oneself I am now inspired to visit some weird and wonderful places w Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress understand from surfaces especially states as obsessed with surface as the Soviets were Walking through these landscapes today Hatherley discovers how in contrast to the common dismissal of 'monolithic' Soviet architecture these cities reflect with disconcerting transparency the development of an. This is a weighty tome beautifully typeset with correct diactritics and bound with better Lost Souls uality photographs than the author s previous books but with a word count probably twice as large I enjoyed it but it took me a very long time to read it in contrast to New Ruins and Bleak through which I whizzedThe classification of eight types of buildings and landscapes is inspired and the discussion of each of them with countless examples is comprehensive Clearly the author has done very thorough research I learned a lot about history of the former Soviet Bloc countries The enthusiasm for the metro systems in particular comes across with great verve and the feelings inspired by the various memorials and museums are almost as good as being there oneself I am now inspired to visit some weird and wonderful places w

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DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Owen Hatherley FREE DOWNLOAD Landscapes of Communism î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB '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 SelfDuring 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 b. I took my time reading Landscapes of Communism in part because it s a weighty tome and therefore inconvenient to take on trains Moreover it is a pretty dense read and perhaps somewhat of an acuired taste I find reading about buildings curiously relaxing for some reason Hatherley takes the reader on a scrupulously detailed tour of communist architecture which includes a selection of black and white images but is largely reliant on detailed descriptions It s both a travelogue and history lesson written in Hatherley s distinctive tone incisive and intermittently waspish Each chapter covers a different category of communism s physical remnants roads housing memorials and so on Although I found the first half enlightening parts of its dragged and it was the second half that proved fascinating Chap Carl Webers Kingpins 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 b. I took my time reading Landscapes of Communism in part because it s a weighty tome and therefore inconvenient to take on trains Moreover it is a pretty dense read and perhaps somewhat of an acuired taste I find reading about buildings curiously relaxing for some reason Hatherley takes the reader on a scrupulously detailed tour of communist architecture which includes a selection of black and white images but is largely reliant on detailed descriptions It s both a travelogue and history lesson written in Hatherley s distinctive tone incisive and intermittently waspish Each chapter covers a different category of communism s physical remnants roads housing memorials and so on Although I found the first half enlightening parts of its dragged and it was the second half that proved fascinating Chap

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DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Owen Hatherley FREE DOWNLOAD Landscapes of Communism î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Idea over the decades with its sharp sudden zigzags of official style from modernism to classicism and back; to the superstitious despotic rococo of high Stalinism with its jingoistic memorials palaces and secret policemen's castles; East Germany's obsession with prefabricated concrete panels; and the metro systems of Moscow and Prague a spectacular vindication of public space that went further than any avant garde ever daredBut most of all Landscapes of Communism is a revelatory journey of discovery plunging us into the maelstrom of socialist architecture As we submerge into the metros walk the massive multi lane magistrale and pause at milk bars in the microrayons who knows what we might fin. I m probably doing this book a huge disservice if I write that this was one of the most interesting boring books I ve ever come across But then again who actually reads reviews from weird blonde randos rather than just glancing the star rating before they decided whether to go for it rightLandscapes of Communism caught my eye in a bookstore mainly due to my own horrendously slow and probably not that awesome anyway writing namely it looked like a nice inspiration for strange locations Now that I m done with it I can say that it partially worked but also gave me uite a bit This book I imagine would be interesting for either a niche audience of about 5 people in the west that are into this stuff a small crowd that like decent journalism andor writing and finally a lot of people like me that actually come fr Captive Embraces Captive #2 us into the maelstrom of socialist architecture As we submerge into the metros walk the massive multi lane magistrale and pause at milk bars in the microrayons who knows what we might fin. I m probably doing this book a huge disservice if I write that this was one of the most interesting boring books I ve ever come across But then again who actually reads reviews from weird blonde randos rather than just glancing the star rating before they decided whether to go for it rightLandscapes of Communism caught my eye in a bookstore mainly due to my own horrendously slow and probably not that awesome anyway writing namely it looked like a nice inspiration for strange locations Now that I m done with it I can say that it partially worked but also gave me


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    [Pdf Read] (Landscapes of Communism) 45 StarsFrom the Baltic down to the Balkans and Germany out to Georgia this book unfolds like a bleak architectural romance suffused with war hardship and history Among the memorable revelations in here were how female arc

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    [Pdf Read] (Landscapes of Communism) Incredibly detailed and full of history and facts Owen Hatherley wrote about communists cities buildings and public spaces I found some chapters too detailed but on the whole loved the descriptions of the places he was describing I would love a book of just the photos all the photos with brief descriptions as a

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    [Pdf Read] (Landscapes of Communism) This is a weighty tome beautifully typeset with correct diactritics and bound with better uality photographs than the author’s previous books but with a word count probably twice as large I enjoyed it but it took me a very long time to read it in contrast to New Ruins and Bleak through which I whizzedThe classification of eight types of bui

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    DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Owen Hatherley Owen Hatherley ´ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD [Pdf Read] (Landscapes of Communism) A great photo journalistic exhaustively researched look at how communismsocialism has impacted the architecture of a number of countries including skyscrapers housing metro stations memorials The photos alone are uite intri

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    DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Owen Hatherley [Pdf Read] (Landscapes of Communism) I'm probably doing this book a huge disservice if I write that this was one of the most interesting boring books I've ever c

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    [Pdf Read] (Landscapes of Communism) Owen Hatherley ´ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Owen Hatherley Outside of some specific architectural terms I don't think this book is as impenetrable as some have suggested Hatherley writes well even if he does seem a bit of a prig at times His sympathies obviously lie with socialism and I'm inclined to disagree with a few of the concrete efforts he champions but this doesn't make this any less of an enjoyable journey around the former communist states This is going to sound a bit facile but it could

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    DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Owen Hatherley Owen Hatherley ´ 6 FREE DOWNLOAD [Pdf Read] (Landscapes of Communism) Architecture travelogue politics social history and a heartfelt plea for how cities infrastructure and social spaces can inform a better future Hatherley is an astoundingly insightful and pragmatic writer for one so comparatively young This is the third book of his I’ve read this year and I’m convinced he’s one of the most

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 544
  • Landscapes of Communism
  • Owen Hatherley
  • English
  • 15 March 2020
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