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MODERN EAST: Build Your Own Modernist DDR

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 12

  • Publisher: Zupagrafika

  • Date Published: Nov 2017

  • Stock Code: 91930

  • ISBN: 9788394750343

  • Binding: Paperback

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Omnipresent plattenbau housing estates, monumental hochhäuser, cosmic milk bars; the post-war East Germany was rebuilt on concrete foundations to stand for the new modernity and shape the unique and no less controversial urban landscape of the Modern East.

MODERN EAST. Build Your Own Modernist DDR by Zupagrafika celebrates socialist modernist andbrutalist architecture of the former East Germanyand allows you to playfully reconstruct some of themost intriguing edifices erected between early 1950sand late 1980s - from the massive plattenbautenof Rostock, through the icons of DDR-Moderne, likeKino International or Haus des Berliner Verlages,to the demolished relict of East Germany`s heyday- Mokka-Milch-Eisbar ‘Kosmos’. All models featuredetailed illustrations of the original facades beforetheir renovation.

The kit includes: 9 illustrated paper models to cutout and assemble, an introduction on the history of architecture in Deutsche Demokratische Republik by Florian Heilmeyer, a short information on each building, and easy to follow instructions.

Contains 9 paper models to assemble:

  • Haus des Berliner Verlages. Berlin (Ost)
  • Kino International. Berlin (Ost)
  • Ernst-Thälmann-Park Housing Complex. Berlin (Ost)
  • Mokka-Milch-Eisbar “Kosmos“. Cottbus
  • Y-Häuser. Dessau
  • Hochhaus Pirnaischer Platz. Dresden
  • “Scheiben” Housing Complex. Halle (Neustadt)
  • City-Hochhaus. Leipzig
  • Terrassenhaus, Schmarl Housing Estate. Rostock

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