By Professor Czepczynski Mariusz

The cultural landscapes of crucial eu towns replicate over part a century of socialism and are marked by means of the Marxists' imaginative and prescient of a utopian panorama. structure, city making plans and the visible arts have been thought of to be strong technique of expressing the 'people's power'. notwithstanding, because the velvet revolutions of 1989, this city surroundings has been significantly reworked via new forces and traits, infused by means of the unfastened marketplace, democracy and liberalization. This has ended in 'landscape detoxing' and 'recycling', as those former communist international locations used new architectural, practical and social varieties to rework their urbanscapes, their meanings and uses.

Comparing case stories from assorted post-socialist towns, this publication examines the culturally conditional adaptations among neighborhood powers and buildings regardless of the similarities within the normal tactics and structures. It considers the modern cultural landscapes of those post-socialist towns as a dynamic fusion of the outdated communist kinds and new free-market meanings, beneficial properties and democratic practices, of world affects and native icons. The publication assesses no matter if those urbanscapes basically mirror the social, cultural and political stipulations and aspirations of those transitional nations and so a serious research of them offers very important insights.

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