Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe

Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe Author Virag Molnar
Isbn 9780415622936
File size 9MB
Year 2013
Pages 224
Language English
File format PDF
Category Architecture

Book Description:

"Molnar shows that whether material construction operates as a "cultural representation", a "cultural medium", or a set of strategies for change is not something that can be answered a priori. By focusing on the same general professional arena over a long period of time and across space, she shows how the "same" arena is transformed as it changes its relation to local and global power structures and histories–– how the material etching of the world emerges simultaneously as an almost "total social fact" and as a powerful way to shape future action. What emerges, then, is a nimble study of culture that truly takes its objects seriously―avoiding easy prefabricated answers, while showing how material culture is brought into action."

 

 

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