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Author Mair, Neil
Title Berlin [electronic resource] : a city awaits : the interplay between political ideology, architecture and identity / by Neil Mair, Quazi Mahtab Zaman
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020
book jacket
Descript xviii, 76 p. : ill., digital ; 24 cm
Series Springer geography, 2194-315X
Springer geography
Note Introduction: Berlin Now! -- Chapter 1. Berlin's Earlier Development: Power and Economic Growth -- Chapter 2. Architecture and Identity under National Socialism: Modernism versus Monumentalism -- Chapter 3. Architecture and Identity during the Cold War: Formation of the East-West Division -- Chapter 4. Architecture and Identity after Reunification: Developing a Democratic and Economic Capital -- Chapter 5. Conclusions: A City Awaits -- Index
Political meaning in architecture has been a subject of interest to many critics and writers. The most notable of these include Charles T. Goodsell and Kenneth Frampton. In Goodsell's (1988) statement "Political places are not randomly or casually brought into existence" (ibid, p. 8), the stipulation is that architecture has been used very deliberately in the past to bolster connotations of power and strength in cities representative of larger nations and political movements. The question central to this book relates to how this can be achieved. Goodsell argues that any study of the interplay between political ideology, architecture, and identity, demands a place imbued with political ideas opposed to "cold concepts and lifeless abstractions" (Goodsell 1988, p. 1) As a means through which to examine and evaluate the ways in which the development of cities can be influenced by political and ideological tendencies, this book focuses on Berlin, as a political discourse, given its significant destruction and reorganisation to reinstate its identity in the context of geopolitics and the advent of globalisation
Host Item Springer Nature eBook
Subject City planning -- Political aspects -- Germany -- Berlin
Architecture -- Political aspects -- Germany -- Berlin
Sociology, Urban -- Germany -- Berlin
Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns)
Urban Studies/Sociology
Political Theory
World Regional Geography (Continents, Countries, Regions)
Alt Author Zaman, Quazi Mahtab
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