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kindle É Landscapes of Communism â Owen Hatherley 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 buildings their most obvious legacy remain populated by people whose lives were scattered and jeopardized by the collapse of communism and the introduction of capitalism Land 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 well off the tourist trail Also the first person narrative and personal anecdote is entertaining and I would actually have enjoyed of it just like in A New Kind of BleakFor anyone with than a passing interest in the former Soviet Bloc countries which were so mysterious to those of us growing up in the 1970s and ’80s I would say that this book is a must read but you’ll have to give it a lot of time and attention to get the best from it

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read Landscapes of Communism doc ¾ Paperback ë horticulturetrader ↠ [Reading] ➬ Landscapes of Communism ➳ Owen Hatherley – Horticulturetrader.co.uk 'In the craven world of architectural criticism Hatherley is that rarest of things a brave incisive elegant and erudite writer whose boo Scapes 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 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 find 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 intriguing

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Landscapes of Communism'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 Needs pictures