Architecture and Revolution: Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe

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1 A West Berliner takes a hammer to the wall by the Brandenburg Gate, dawn, 10 November 1989 1
2 Tanks take to the street to support the people of Romania, 22 December 1989 2
3 The image of the executed Nicolai Ceausescu, televised to the world, 25 December 1989 3
1.1 Alexei Gan at work on a magazine cover, 1924, photographed by Alexander Rodchenko 14
2.1 Victor and Natalya Vesnin at the time of their marriage in 1915 40
2.2 Alexander, Leonid and Victor Vesnin, competition entry under the pseudonym 'Antenna' for the Palace of Labour, Moscow, 1923: perspective view from the Historical Museum (South) 42
2.3 Alexander, Leonid and Victor Vesnin, competition entry for the Moscow offices of the newspaper Leningradskaia Pravda, 1924 47
4.1 Publishing House, Bucharest, an example of Stalinist architecture 62
7.1 The People's House, Bucharest, elevation from the Avenue of Unity 101
7.2 The People's House, Bucharest, detail of side elevation 103
7.3 The People's House, Bucharest, detail of interior 103
9.1 Daniel Libeskind, Landsberger Allee, Berlin, competition development model, 1994 128
10.1 Construction site, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, 1997 132
15.1 The National Theatre with modified facade 182
15.2 The 4 km long 'Victory of Socialism Avenue', now known as the 'Avenue of Unity' 183
19.1 Bride with binoculars, looking at her parents in East Berlin 209
19.2 Two women meeting, Harzer Straße, Berlin, August 1961 211
19.3 Diagram of the defences of the Wall 212
19.4 The body of Peter Fechter being carried away by GDR border guards, Berlin, 17 August 1962 213
19.5 Bricked up facade, Bernauer Straße, Berlin, 16 October 1961 214

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