#2 Modernism.lt. Influences, Ideologies, Heritage
Modernism in Soviet Lithuania: the Birth and Fall of Utopia
Why the talk is inspiring?
In their talk authors, recently preparing the book “Architecture in Soviet Lithuania“, promise to share their remarks about the paradoxes of Soviet modernism, known and unknown “holes” in Iron Curtain, Lithuanian architects ties with West and various ways and levels of soviet ideology indoctrination in Lithuanian architecture.
Marija Drėmaitė (LT), Vaidas Petrulis (LT)
How the speaker is exceptional?
Architectural historians, the researchers of twentieth-century Lithuanian architecture. Marija – analyst of Lithuanian modernism architecture and industrialization period, the cultural values of industrial heritage and its adaptation to today‘s needs. Vaidas – investigator of modernism ideology, interaction between architecture and politics, Kaunas modernism heritage.
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Visionary Architecture: Blueprints of the Modern Imagination
Why the book is worth reading?
Unconditional belief in technical capabilities and progress is one of the most articulated paradigm that unites modernists of different countries, political systems and periods. Visionaries of the 20th century architecture discussed in British architectural researchers book is an excellent tool for those interested in phenomenon of modernism and the world of architectural ideas.
Fate of the last generation of ultra-modernist buildings in Eastern Europe under communist rule