Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction by Tino Mager

By Tino Mager

First rising before everything of the 20th century, architectural reconstruction has more and more develop into an device to visually revive a protracted bygone previous. This booklet offers with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in structure. It argues that the politics of reconstruction cross a ways past aesthetic issues. Taking structure as a huge resource of historical past and local id, the impression of large-scale reconstruction is deeply intertwined with political and social elements. in addition, stories and institutions correlated with misplaced constructions of a bygone period are seriously prompted by means of their re-appearance, anything which frequently contradicts historic occasions. Reconstruction has turn into a longtime means of creating and working with the earlier, but up to now, there is not any entire clinical learn on it. through bringing jointly 8 case reviews from jap Europe, France, Spain, China, Japan, Israel and Brazil, it offers worthwhile insights into this subject. The chapters examine the political heritage of the reconstructions and establish the protagonists. In doing so, this quantity provides to our realizing of the influence of reconstruction to reminiscence and oblivion, in addition to the serious strength of reconstruction relating to modern structure and urbanism.

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Winner of the First National Prize of Spain for university graduates 2006. Fellow by the Caja de Arquitectos (2004), the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTECH (2007), the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain (2007–10) and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for the Society of Architectural Historians (2011). DR ALEXANDRA KLEI Lecturer in Art History at Ruhr University Bochum. Current research topics: architect Hermann Zvi Guttmann and the conditioning for Jewish building developments in Germany after 1945, ‘White City’ Tel Aviv (Habilitation treatise), architecture and town planning in Israel, memorial places, architecture after 1945, photography.

The politics of reconstruction go far beyond aesthetic considerations. Taking architecture as a major source of history and regional identity, the impact of large-scale reconstruction is deeply intertwined with political and social factors. Furthermore, memories and associations correlated with the lost buildings of a bygone era are heavily influenced by their reappearance, something that often contradicts historical events. Moreover, architectural reconstruction disintegrates the historical relations of the original building.

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