Architecture and Revolution: Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe by Neil LeachArchitecture and Revolution: Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe by Neil Leach

Architecture and Revolution: Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe

EditorNeil Leach

Hardcover | April 16, 1999

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Architecture and Revolutionexplores the consequences of the 1989 revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe from an architectural perspective. It presents new writings from a team of renowned architects, philosophers and cultural theorists from both the East and the West. They explore the questions over the built environment that now face architects, planners and politicians in the region. They examine the problems of buildings inherited from the communist era: some are environmentally inadequate, many were designed to serve a now redundant social programme and others carry the stigma of association with previous regimes. Contributors include: Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi, Laura Mulvey, Helene Cixous, Andrew Benjamin and Frederic Jameson.
Title:Architecture and Revolution: Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.9 inPublished:April 16, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415139147

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Table of Contents

bPart I. Historical Perspectives. 1. Sources of a Radical Mission in the Early Soviet Profession: Alexei Gan and the Moscow Anarchists. 2. The Vesnin's Palace of Labour: the Role of Practice in Materialising the Revolutionary. 3. Notes for a Manifesto. A Postmodern Critic's Kit for Interpreting Socialist. Part II. Architecture and Change. 5. History Lessons - Policing the Body: Descartes and the Architecture of Change. 7. The State as a Work of Art: the Trauma of Ceausescu's Disneyland - 8. Architecture or Revolution? Part III. Strategies for a New Europe. 9. Traces of the Unborn. Resisting the Erasure of History: Daniel Libeskind Interviewed by Anne Wagner. 11. The Humanity of Architecture. 12. Disjunctions. 13. The Dark Side of theDomus: The Redomestication of Central and Eastern Europe. 14. Architecture in a Post-Totalitarian Society: Round-Table Discussion Conducted by Bart Goldhoorn. Part IV. The Romanian Question. 15. Totalitarian city: Bucharest 1980-9, Semio-Clinical Files. 16. The People's House, or the Voluptuous Violence of an Architectural Paradox.17. Utopia 1988, Romania; Post-Utopia 1995, Romania. 18. Rediscovering Romania. Part V. Tombs and Monuments. 19. Berlin 1961-89: The Bridal Chamber. Reflections on Disgraced Monuments. 21. Attacks on the Castle. Index.

From Our Editors

The implications of the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe go far beyond the political. Neil Leach brings together papers by architects, philosophers and cultural theorists on the architectural challenges facing these states. Architecture and Revolution takes on many difficult questions about transforming poorly designed and functionally specific structures into something useful in the once-USSR.

Editorial Reviews

..."those committed to the subject will find much to stimulate the appetite for further elaboration, questioning and debate."
-"canadian architect