Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss & Armin Linke: Socialist Architecture – The Reappearing Act





Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss with photographys by Armin Linke

72 pages
27 illustrations
120 x 180 mm
Soft cover, thread bound, English
Anja Lutz // Book Design
ISBN 978-3-941644-92-2
EUR 13,00

Socialist Architecture

Socialist Architecture – The Reappearing Act is a cooperation between the architect Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss and the photographer Armin Linke. Since 2009, Jovanovic Weiss and Linke are documenting the current state of selected places of socialistic architecture in the former Yugoslavia. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia disappeared in the early 1990s and was "balkanized" in various new democracies and former socialist states. Every of these new states inherited momuments, buildings and infrastructures, which were built for the earlier socialist society. After the disappearing of Yugoslavia, this inherited architecture often remained empty in a kind of limbo between reutilisation and modern archaeological ruin. The documentation Socialist Architecture – The Reappearing Act considered this indecisiveness in five emerging democracies: Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, and investigates the relative impact on the spatial perception and the fate of the former ideological architecture of Yugoslavia. This book dares the assertion, that socialistic architecture is insofar successful to date, as it creates public space, even if the system, which produced it, disappeared.

LONDON ART BOOK FAIR The Green Box presents this and other new releases at the Offprint London from 19th to 21st of May 2017 at the Tate Modern.

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