People's Palaces - Architecture, Culture And Democracy In Post-war Western Europe

Christoph Grafe

Publisher Architectura & Natura

ISBN 9789461400413

Idea Code 14267

Author Christoph Grafe investigates an architectonic typology, the cultural edifice, which must often take on the role of national identity and culture in the realisation of a democratic society. This book takes two specific projects as its subject: London’s South Bank and the Kulturhus in Stockholm. The buildings were chosen as a result of their architectural meaning, and by the fact that they appeared in two countries that fulfilled a leading role in the development of the post-war “welfare state” in Europe. Besides an in-depth analysis of the two cities within the context of their wider national and cultural development, the book includes a photo essay by German photographer Heidi Specker.

312 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, hb, English


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