9780995745537-0995745536-Spomenik Monument Database

Spomenik Monument Database

ISBN-13: 9780995745537
ISBN-10: 0995745536
Author: Niebyl, Donald
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: FUEL Publishing
Format: Hardcover 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780995745537
ISBN-10: 0995745536
Author: Niebyl, Donald
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: FUEL Publishing
Format: Hardcover 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Niebyl, Donald wrote Spomenik Monument Database comprising 208 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0995745536 and 9780995745537. Since then Spomenik Monument Database textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.93 or rent at the marketplace.

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A guidebook to the wild world of communist minimalism in Tito's Yugoslavia

Spomenik―the Serbo-Croat/Slovenian word for monument―refers to the memorials built in Tito's Republic of Yugoslavia from the 1960s to the 1980s, marking the horror of the occupation and the defeat of Axis forces during World War II. Hundreds were built across the country, from coastal resorts to remote mountains. Through these imaginative forms of concrete and steel, a classless, forward-looking socialist society, free of ethnic tensions, was envisaged. Instead of looking to the ideologically aligned Soviet Union for artistic inspiration, Tito turned to the West and works of abstract expressionism and minimalism. This allowed Yugoslavia to develop its own distinct identity through the monuments, turning them into political tools, articulating Tito's personal vision of a new tomorrow.

Today, following the breakup of the country and the subsequent Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, some have been destroyed or abandoned. Many have suffered the consequences of ethnic tensions: once viewed as symbols of hope, they are now the focus of resentment and anger.

This book brings together the largest collection of spomeniks published to date. Each has been extensively photographed and researched by the author, making this book the most comprehensive survey of this obscure and fascinating architectural phenomenon. The inside of the book's dust jacket opens out as a map, giving the exact geographic coordinates for each monument.

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