Autor/ka: Wolfgang Thaler, Maroje Mrduljas, Vladimir Kulic
Wydawca: JOVIS Verlag
Rok wydania: 2012
A photography project dedicated to Yugoslavian buildings from the socialist era. Explores the complex relationship between architecture, lifestyle and political systems. A new perspective on socialist construction projects.
Socialist Yugoslavia was a country suspended between civilisations, political systems, and Cold War blocs. It produced a remarkable body of modern architecture, which similarly defies easy classification. This book explores the historical in-betweenness of Yugoslav modernism and the various strategies architects used to mediate their own position between the different - sometimes even directly opposed - concepts of life, culture, practice, and time.
The best among them created uniquely syncretic spaces and buildings that blurred the lines between the established categories of modernism. Wolfgang Thaler's photos capture the richness and complexity of these projects, resilient in the face of their often-melancholy state today.