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Modernist architects and the age of extremes in Eastern Europe, 1920-1950: Introduction

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This article demonstrates the social and political impact of modernist architects in Europe’s age of extremes beyond the narrower confines of architecture. In East Central Europe with its ideological tensions, massive socio-political ruptures and eventually the establishment of communist regimes, architects’ social visions and the states’ aspirations led to intense interactions as well as strong controversies. In order to unravel these, we stress the relevance of modernism as a belief and knowledge system. In so doing we point to often unacknowledged continuities between the interwar and the immediate post-war period thus re-politicising the work of modernist architects as a project of worldmaking in the context of competing ideologies and sociotechnical imaginaries.
Tijdschrift: Journal of Modern European History
ISSN: 1611-8944
Issue: 4
Volume: 18
Pagina's: 408 - 414
Jaar van publicatie:2020
BOF-publication weight:0.1
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Higher Education