Architecture Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2005

Journal or Book Title

HABSBURG, H-Net Reviews

Abstract

In the introduction to her beautifully illustrated and well-written history of interwar modern architecture in Serbia, Ljiljana Blagojevic remarks that the architects of Belgrade's modernist circles "were neither friends nor disciples of any of the masters of the European modern movement, they knew not their 'gods' in person, they followed only reflections and translations" (p. x). Working with the themes of marginality, authenticity and identity formation, Blagojevic argues convincingly that modernity in Serbia was expressed formally through a borrowed, western European style that masked traditional building methods and spatial arrangements behind fashionable facades.

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This book review is from HABSBURG, H-Net Reviews (October 2005): http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=10925. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

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