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Between solidarity and economic constraints : global entanglements of socialist architecture and planning in the Cold War period

Between solidarity and economic constraints : global entanglements of socialist architecture and planning in the Cold War period / edited by Christoph Bernhardt, Andreas Butter and Monika Motylińska.
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Oldenbourg, [2023]
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vi, 291 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans, portraits ; 24 cm.
"Until the end of the Cold War in 1990, building projects and architectural icons played an important role in the self-portrayal of the competing systems. However, as the current research shows, we also find a large variety of forms of cooperation between the East, the South, and the West, not to forget the manifold cross-border entanglements within the South or the East. This book explores the intersection of two strands of research. On the one hand, interaction in the field of architecture and construction between actors from socialist countries and from countries of the Global South have increasingly won interest amongst historians of architecture and planning. On the other hand, in the context of the strongly emerging Cold War Studies, scholars have explored cooperation and circulation across the Iron Curtain with a focus on economic and research planning. This book connects perspectives of planning, construction and architectural design with those on economic interests and conflicts in projects and networks. Furthermore, it opens the view to the hubs of communication and exchange, and on patterns of longterm transformation and appropriation of architecture."-- Provided by publisher.
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Electronic version: Between solidarity and economic constraints. Berlin : De Gruyter Oldenbourg, [2023]
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November 13, 2023
Rethinking the Cold War (Berlin, Germany) ; v. 12.
Rethinking the Cold War, volume 12
Includes bibliographical references.
Global Entanglements of Socialist Architecture and Planning in the Cold War Period
Approaches and Perspectives
I Soviet Transfer: Strategies and Limits
Between 'Self-Sovietisation' and Soviet Assistance: Urban Planning and Design in China, 1950s-1960s
Integrate, Adapt, Collaborate: Concerns of Comecon's Technical Assistance to Mongolia during the Cold War
Prefabricating Uzbekistan? Discourses and Realities of Urban Redevelopment in Tashkent and Samarkand under Soviet Rule
II Networks: Comecon, GDR and the "Global South"
A Cuban Nickel Plant made in the GDR? The Architecture of a Comecon Joint Venture
Between Factory and Fiction
Planning and Implementation of Agro-Industrial Development Projects in Ghana in Cooperation with CMEA Countries, 1960-1966
Of Mobility and Earth: Hannah Schreckenbach's Engagements with Indigenous Architectures in Ghana
More than Exchange of Experiences
III Media, Perceptions and Afterlives of Socialist Architecture and Planning
Architecture of International Zagreb Fair between the East and West
Shell Sheds for China: Exported Industrial Architecture from the GDR
Intentions and Reception
Settlements of Post-Socialist Development? Reconstructing East German Solidarity through Housing Projects in the Global South after 1990
The Afterlife of Architectural Aid to Vietnam: A View from the Global South
About the Authors.

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