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Identity in Post-Socialist Public Space
Urban Architecture in Kiev, Moscow, Berlin, and Warsaw



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ISBN 9781032062570
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book is a comparative analysis of the architecture of central public spaces of capital cities in Central and Eastern Europe during the period of their authoritarian and post-authoritarian development.

It demonstrates that national identity transformations cause structural changes in urban public spaces, and theorizes identity and national identity within urban planning in order to explain the influence of historical, cultural, mental, social as well as ideological and political conditions on the processes of shaping and perceiving the architecture of public space. The book addresses the process of shaping and restructuring historic centres of European capital cities of Kiev, Moscow, Berlin, and Warsaw, which developed under authoritarian regime conditions throughout the 20th century, and were characterised by ideological determinism and the influence of state ideology and politics on the architecture of public spaces.

It will be useful for urban planners, architects, land management specialists, art historians, political scientists, and readers interested in the theory and history of cities, the fundamentals of urban planning and architecture, and the planning of cities and public spaces.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Theoretical premises for defining the concept of identity in urban planning and architecture

2. Public space transformation in the centre of Kiev, and searching for national identity

3. National identity in the architecture of the public space in the centre of Moscow

4. An urban planning version of the transformation of Berlin city centre’s public space and identity in the 20th century

5. The identity of public space: trends and regularities of development

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Biography

Bohdan Cherkes, PhD, Eng. of architecture is full Professor in the Department of Land Management and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying, at the University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland and Dean of the Faculty for Architecture and Design, at the Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine.

Józef Hernik, PhD, Eng., full Professor is a researcher in the Department of Land Management and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying, at the University of Agriculture in Kraków, Poland.