Introduction, Vladimir Kulic Part I: Discourses Chapter 1. The Retro Problem: Modernism and Postmodernism in the USSR, Richard Anderson Chapter 2. Humanizing the Living Environment and the Late Socialist Theory of Architecture, Maros Krivy Chapter 3. The Discontents of Socialist Modernity and the Return of the Ornament: The Tulip Debate and the Rise of Organic Architecture in Postwar Hungary, Virag Molnar Chapter 4. An Architect's Library: Printed Matter and PO-MO Ideas in 1980s Belgrade, Ljiljana Blagojevic Part II: Practices Chapter 5. Bogdan Bogdanovic's Surrealist Postmodernism, Vladimir Kulic Chapter 6. One Size Fits All: Appropriating Postmodernism in the Architecture of Late Socialist Poland, Lidia Klein and Alicja Gzowska Chapter 7. Werewolves on Cattle Street: Estonian Collective Farms and Postmodern Architecture, Andres Kurg Chapter 8. Incomplete Postmodernism: The Rise and Fall of Utopia in Cuba, Fredo Rivera Chapter 9. Anti-Architectures of Self-Incurred Immaturity, Alla Vronskaya Part III: Exchanges Chapter 10. Cultural Feedback Loops of Late Socialism: Appropriation and Transformation of Postmodern tropes for Uran and Crystal in Ceska Lipa, Ana Miljacki Chapter 11. Mobilities of Architecture in the Late Cold War: From Socialist Poland to Kuwait, and Back, Lukasz Stanek Chapter 12.East-East Architectural Transfers and the Afterlife of Socialist Postmodernism in Japan, Max Hirsh Chapter 13. Defining Reform: Postmodern Architecture in Post-Mao China, 1980-1989, Cole Roskam Postscript A Postmodernist International? Reinhold Martin
The first study of postmodernist architecture in the communist-socialist 'Second World'.
Vladimir Kulic is Associate Professor, College of Design, Iowa State University.