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The story of modernist architects in East Central Europe The first half of the twentieth century witnessed the rise of modernist architects. Brokers of Modernity reveals how East Central Europe turned into one of the pre-eminent testing grounds of the new belief system of modernism. By combining the internationalism of the CIAM organization and the modernising aspirations of the new states built after 1918, the reach of modernist architects extended far beyond their established fields. Yet, these architects paid a price when Europe’s age of extremes intensified. Mainly drawing on Polish, but also wider Central and Eastern European cases, this book delivers a pioneering study of the dynamics of modernist architects as a group, including how they became qualified, how they organized, communicated and attempted to live the modernist lifestyle themselves. In doing so, Brokers of Modernity raises questions concerning collective work in general and also invites us to examine the social role of architects today.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Note on Translation
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. Introduction Brokers of Modernity
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  1. 1.Modernity in Eastern Europe – East European Modernism?
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  1. 2.Architects as Experts of the Social: A new Type entering the European Scene
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  1. 3.Organising New Architectural Goals
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  1. 4.Communicating Social Change through Architecture
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  1. Gallery with Plates
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  1. 5.Materialising the International Agenda: Warszawa Funkcjonalna
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  1. 6.Under Pressure: Modernist Architects and the Rise of Political Extremes
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  1. Epilogue
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Notes
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Illustration Credits
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  1. Index
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461662781
Related ISBN
9789462701724
MARC Record
OCLC
1089449662
Launched on MUSE
2019-03-28
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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