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Architectural and cultural guide Pyongyang.

Author: Philipp Meuser; Oegungmun Chʻulpʻansa.
Publisher: Berlin : Dom, c 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ambitiously designed community buildings, faceless mass housing developments, and a monumental emptiness are the defining features of Pyongyang - a city of three million inhabitants rising from rubble after the Korean War of the 1950s. This guide offers unprecedented insights into the capital of what is probably the most isolated country in the world, ruled in the third generation by a 'first family' stubbornly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philipp Meuser; Oegungmun Chʻulpʻansa.
ISBN: 9783869221878 3869221879
OCLC Number: 759171767
Description: 2 volumes : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. Photographs and descriptions / compiled by the Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea --
v. 2. Backgrounds and comments / edited by Philipp Meuser.
Other Titles: Pyongyang

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"Ambitiously designed community buildings, faceless mass housing developments, and a monumental emptiness are the defining features of Pyongyang - a city of three million inhabitants rising from rubble after the Korean War of the 1950s. This guide offers unprecedented insights into the capital of what is probably the most isolated country in the world, ruled in the third generation by a 'first family' stubbornly upholding its own brand of stone-age communism." --BOOK JACKET.

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What's behind North Korea's strange architecture? Pyongyang's unique streetscape opens a window on a secretive regime Pyongyang is one of the least accessible big cities in the world, but for Read more...

 
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