How did architecture and urban planning help realise socio-political goals in newly emerged states of Central Europe after the First World War? Where were old monuments and mausoleums demolished and where were new ones erected to strengthen young national identities? Is interwar architectural modernism specific exclusively for large urban centres? What kind of initiatives were undertaken by independent Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and the Baltic countries to provide their citizens good living conditions?
This publication offers a multidimensional discussion of the relationship between architecture and politics after the First World War. It features comprehensive essays on new political geography of Central-Eastern Europe after the Paris Peace Conference (1919–1920), Central European modernist architecture, and new housing policy in the region.
More detailed analyses are dedicated, among others, to modernist village of Lisków in Greater Poland, the interwar architecture of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and the Baltic countries, as well as the transformation and modernisation of Kaunas – the temporary capital of Lithuania from 1919 to 1939.
Featured authors include: Arnold Bartetzky, Bohdan Cherkes, Marija Drėmaitė, Maciej Górny, Aleksandar Kadijević, Mart Kalm, Żanna Komar (ICC), Henrieta Moravčíková, Helena Postawka-Lech (ICC), Andrzej Szczerski, Michał Wiśniewski (ICC), Natalia Żak (ICC).
Architecture of Indepenence in Central Europe E-BOOK
Date of issue: 2019
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