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2005

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Review Of Blagojevic, Ljiljana, Modernism In Serbia: The Elusive Margins Of Belgrade Architecture, 1919-1941, Kimberly E. Zarecor Oct 2005

Review Of Blagojevic, Ljiljana, Modernism In Serbia: The Elusive Margins Of Belgrade Architecture, 1919-1941, Kimberly E. Zarecor

Architecture Publications

In the introduction to her beautifully illustrated and well-written history of interwar modern architecture in Serbia, Ljiljana Blagojevic remarks that the architects of Belgrade's modernist circles "were neither friends nor disciples of any of the masters of the European modern movement, they knew not their 'gods' in person, they followed only reflections and translations" (p. x). Working with the themes of marginality, authenticity and identity formation, Blagojevic argues convincingly that modernity in Serbia was expressed formally through a borrowed, western European style that masked traditional building methods and spatial arrangements behind fashionable facades.


We Dig Graves—All Sizes, Daniel J. Naegele Jan 2005

We Dig Graves—All Sizes, Daniel J. Naegele

Architecture Publications

In small-town Missouri, for amusement, on Sundays, we shop. So several weeks ago, needing nothing but having heard rumors of the arrival of a new line from the East, I aimed my RX-7 at the town's only Target. There, to my delight, household accoutrements from the onetime "Cubist kitchen king" abound. Tastefully packaged in blue and white cartons, all items are titled and come complete with a square photo of the designer, his signature, his bar code, and the following credo: "The Michael Graves product line is an inspired balance of form and function. At once it is sensible ...