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Counterpreservation : architectural decay in Berlin since 1989

Author: Daniela Sandler
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press : Cornell University Library, 2016.
Series: Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Berlin, decrepit structures do not always denote urban blight. Decayed buildings are incorporated into everyday life as residences, exhibition spaces, shops, offices, and as leisure space. As nodes of public dialogue, they serve as platforms for dissenting views about the future and past of Berlin. In this book, Daniela Sandler introduces the concept of counterpreservation as a way to understand this intentional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniela Sandler
ISBN: 9781501703164 1501703161 9781501703171 150170317X
OCLC Number: 969960442
Awards: Winner of Antoinette Forrester Downing Award 2018 (United States)
Description: xv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Counterpreservation as a concept --
Living projects : collective housing, alternative culture, and spaces of resistance --
Cultural centers : history, architecture, and public space --
Decrepitude and memory in the landscape --
Counterpreservation in reverse --
Destruction and disappearance : East German ruins --
Conclusion : toward an architecture of change.
Series Title: Signale : modern German letters, cultures, and thought
Responsibility: Daniela Sandler.
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In Berlin, decrepit structures do not always denote urban blight. Decayed buildings are incorporated into everyday life as residences, exhibition spaces, shops, offices, and as leisure space. In this  Read more...

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