9780415622936

Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe

by ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780415622936

  • ISBN10:

    041562293X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/28/2013
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $59!
    Your order must be $59 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $130.00 Save up to $67.60
  • Buy New
    $110.50
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

The built environment of former socialist countries is often deemed uniform and drab, an apt reflection of a repressive regime. Building the State peeks behind the gray fašade to reveal a colourful struggle over competing meanings of the nation, Europe, modernity and the past in a divided continent. The book shows how architecture was politically mobilized in the service of social change, first in socialist modernization and then in the postsocialist transition. The State has to be both materially produced and represented through the built environment; architecture thus offers a particularly interesting lens into the cultural aspects of State formation.

Rewards Program

Write a Review