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  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141975894
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624
  • RRP: $29.99
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Landscapes of Communism

A History Through Buildings




An evocative historical journey in search of the landscapes that communism built

During the course of the twentieth century, communism took power in Eastern Europe and remade the city in its own image. Now, the regimes that built them are dead and long gone, but from Warsaw to Berlin, Moscow to post-Revolution Kiev, the buildings, their most obvious legacy, remain. Landscapes of Communism is an intimate history of twentieth-century communist Europe told through its buildings; it is, too, a book about power, and what power does in cities.

  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141975894
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624
  • RRP: $29.99
Categories:

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Praise for Landscapes of Communism

An epic, revelatory voyage into fantastical domains . . . vast factory-built housing estates, TV towers, the grandiose palaces and boulevards - Hatherley fills in these forms, and reveals their complexities . . . with insight, passion, humanity and wit

Rowan Moore, Observer

Intimate, witty and insightful

Ian Critchley, Sunday Times

Here are all the properties that have made him one of the most distinctive writers in England: acuity, contrariness, observational rigour, frankness and beautifully wrought prose . . . I can't think of anything remotely akin

Jonathan Meades

A brave, incisive, elegant and erudite writer

Will Self

Lively and entertaining . . . I recognised things I'd noticed myself; at other times, he showed me something I had missed or understood differently

Sheila Fitzpatrick, London Review of Books

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