Making the Most of Tomorrow

ISBN: 9788024640174 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: Matej Spurny Editură: Karolinum Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 330 Stoc: La comandă

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Most, one of the most impressive historical cities of Northern Bohemia, was destroyed in the sixties and seventies for coal mining. When plans to redevelop the city began, hope and expectations ran high; in the end, however, Most became a symbol for the heartless incompetence of Czechoslovak communism. In this book, Mat??j Spurný explores the historical city of Most from the nineteenth century into the years following World War II, investigating the decision to destroy it as well as the negotiations concerning the spirit of the proposed new city. Situating postwar Most in the context of cultural and social shifts in Czechoslovakia and Europe as a whole, Spurný traces the path a medieval city took to become a showcase of brutalist architecture and the regime’s technicist inhumanity. But the book, like the city of Most itself, does not end in tragedy. Fusing architectural and political history with urban and environmental studies, Spurný’s tale shows the progress that can be made when Czechs confront the crimes of the past―including the expulsion of local Germans and the treatment of the Romani minority―and engage with rational, contemporary European concepts of urban renewal.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Matej Spurny
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Karolinum Press
Inaltime
20
Latime
15
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
330
Subtitlu
A North Bohemian Laboratory of Socialist Modernism
Bic
1DV, ACXD2, AMX, HBJD
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