East-modern: Architecture and Design of the 1960s and 1970s in Slovakia
This photographic and documentation project analyzes the work of prominent Slovakian architects of Eastern modernism in a photographic documentary and an "oral history". It contains brilliant photos of a past yet unforgettable style period, and background information on the work methods and creative processes in the planning practices of the time. The excellent photos in this book convey the flair of an era in which planning was obviously the product of a collective vision, more so than is the case today. The book addresses architects and all those who are fascinated by the aesthetic of the time.
Preface: Back to the future (Oliver Elser).- Prior Department Store and Hotel Kyjev.- New Bridge (Novy Most).- Trade Union House.- Reception Lounge at Bratislava Airport.- National Gallery.- Kamzik TV Tower .- National Archives.- Slovakian Broadcasting Building.- Memorial for the Slovak National Uprising.- University of Agriculture.- Tatra Railway Station.- Hotel Panorama.- FIS Winter Sports Complex.- State Political School.- Crematory.- Eastern singularities (Benjamin Konrad, Maik Novotny).- Late modernism in Slovakia (Henrieta Moravcikova).- The grand gesture (Akos Moravanszky).- Interviews: On the table, under the table (Stefan Svetko); From model to module (Ivan Matusik); The irrelevance of the Seventies (Jan Bahna); The European legacy (Vladimir Dedecek).- Biographies