Toward a concrete utopia : architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980

Stierli, Martino, 1974- author

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Summary

  • Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia?s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged?from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist ?social condensers??is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself. 'Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948?1980' introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia?s leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today.00Exhibition: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (15.07.2018-13.01.2019).

Notes

  • Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 15, 2018-January 13, 2019.
  • Map on lining papers.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-178).
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