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Toward a concrete utopia : architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980

Martino Stierli (Author), Stephanie Emerson (Editor), Vladimir Kulić (Author), Valentin Jeck (Photographer), Tamara Bjažić Klarin (Contributor), Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) (Host institution)
Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia's architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist social condensers is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself. 'Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980' introduces the exceptional work of socialist Yugoslavia's leading architects to an international audience for the first time, highlighting a significant yet thus-far understudied body of modernist architecture, whose forward-thinking contributions still resonate today. Exhibition: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (15.07.2018-13.01.2019)
Print Book, English, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y., 2018