The Palace Complex

A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed
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ISBN-13:
9780253039989
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
376
Autor:
Michał Murawski
Serie:
New Anthropologies of Europe
Sprache:
Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung

The Palace of Culture and Science is a massive Stalinist skyscraper that was "gifted" to Warsaw by the Soviet Union in 1955. Author Micha? Murawski traces the skyscraper's powerful impact on 21st century Warsaw, exploring the many factors that allow Warsaw's Palace to endure as a still-socialist building in a post-socialist city.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface: Politicized Perambulations

Introduction: Palace Complex/Complex Palace


1. The Planners: Conceiving the Palace Complex


2. Public Spirit, or the Gift of Noncapitalism


3. Designing Architectural Power: Scale, Style and Location


4. Site-Specific: Varsovian Interpretations of the Palace


5. Varsovianization: The Palace Complex After 1989


6. "The Center of the Very Center"


7. The Extraordinary Palace


Conclusion: Complex Appropriations


Epilogue: The Still-Socialist Palace and the War Against Post-Communism


Appendix: Palaceological Survey: Summary of Results


Bibliography


Index?

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