The book has many high uality photos showing the
monuments as they appear currently and previously with a map inside the dustcover showing where they all are Each as they appear currently and previously with a map inside the dustcover showing where they all are Each has corresponding description with the name materials location size
and the history of its place in the past and current culture The author documents these reat the history of its place in the past and current culture The author documents these reat with imagery and text do describe the story behind each Great historic imagery is included as well It makes me want to travel and see all of them through former. The first ever spomenik uidebook with over 75 examples alongside map references and information on why they exist and who built them Spomenik’ the Serbo CroatSlovenian word for ‘monument’ – refers to a series of memorials built in Tito’s Republic of Yugoslavia from the 1960s 1990s marking the horror of the occupation and the defeat of Axis forces during World War II Hundreds were built across the
*Country From Coastal Resorts To Remote Mountains Through These Imaginative *from coastal resorts to remote mountains Through these imaginative of concrete and steel a classless. .
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SUBSTITUTE MADE ALL THE POIGNANT BECAUSEmade all the poignant because the terrible events these monuments strive to nobly commemorate Interesting also to compare and contrast the publicly visible modernist projects of soviet countries as against free democratic ones especially since many of the west s practitioners immigrated from the east Ie what happens if you deliberately ban one of the main ualities on the menu for conceiving and making anything well documented research easy to use excellent resourc. Een destroyed or abandoned Many have suffered the conseuences of ethnic tensions – once viewed as symbols of hope they are now the focus of resentment and anger This book brings together the largest collection of spomeniks published to date Each has been extensively photographed and researched by the author to make this book the most comprehensive survey of this obscure and fascinating architectural phenomenon A fold out map on the reverse of the dust jacket shows the exact location of each spomenik using GPS coordinat. Yugoslavian countries The spomeniks are inspiring as forms of architecture Love #it alreadyLost a star due to printing errors photosIt s about # alreadyLost a star due to printing errors photosIt s about size of a VHS tape This is a useful primer in the recent bloody history of the region as well as a data rich survey of these monuments which to my mind share a certain characteristic of soullessness which I suspect is because
of the officially reuired avoidance of the uality of devotional transcendence Lumpen symbolism the thing that necessarily fills such.the officially reuired avoidance of the uality of devotional transcendence Lumpen symbolism the thing that necessarily fills such. socialist society free of ethnic tensions was envisaged Instead of looking to the ideologically aligned Soviet Union for artistic inspiration Tito turned to the west and works of abstract expressionism and minimalism As
A RESULT YUGOSLAVIA WAS ABLE TO DEVELOP ITS OWNresult Yugoslavia was able to develop its own identity through these brutal monuments which were used as political tools to articulate Tito’s personal vision of a new tomorrow Today following the breakup of the country and the subseuent Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s some have ,