With „Welche Denkmale welcher Moderne. Zum Umgang mit den Bauten der 1960er und 70er Jahre“, editor Wolfgang Sonne publishes a book on the confrontation with the architecture of the 1960s and 70s. Zum Umgang mit den Bauten der 1960er und 70er Jahre" ("How to Deal with the Buildings of the 1960s and 70s"), editor Wolfgang Sonne publishes a book on the confrontation with the architecture of the 1960s and 70s. The new publication, published by Jovis Verlag, is dedicated to the discussion of post-war architecture and its monumental value. On the basis of a series of case studies, this volume deals with monument debates about late modernism.
The church, palace and half-timbered house are still regarded as the epitome of the monument. But what about large housing estates, shopping centres or campus universities? For more than two decades, the preservation of historical monuments throughout Europe has been increasingly focusing on the buildings of the years between 1960 and 1980. Nevertheless, they remain a difficult legacy: often too large, difficult to use and in poor condition. Thus, the architecture of an entire generation is in danger of disappearing before society has become aware of its potential historical or artistic significance. What values and perceptions are tied to the architecture of late modernity? With what justifications and inventory strategies did buildings of this period reach the lists of monuments? This volume explores these questions for the first time in a European comparison and from an interdisciplinary perspective. A collection of case studies completes the insight into the monument debates on late modernism.
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