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A Flower for the Dead

The Memorials of Bogdan Bogdanovic

Yugoslavian artist, urbanist, writer, and politician Bogdan Bogdanovic (1922–2010) created some of the most distinctive memorials in Europe. His two best-known works are in Croatia—Flower of Stone (1966), a memorial for the victims of the concentration camp in Jasenovac, and the Dudik Memorial Park for the Victims of Fascism, in Vukovar—but there are nearly twenty other monuments, memorials, and necropolises built by Bogdanovic scattered throughout the territories of the former Yugoslavia, a testament to the region’s tragic history.
Friedrich Achleitner, a poet and architectural critic, was a close friend of Bogdanovic in his late years, when he was living in exile in Vienna. Achleitner visited all of Bogdanovic’s memorials, first with his friend, then again after the artist’s death, and this book presents his impressions of the sites through a striking combination of essays and images that bring home the theme of Bogdanovic’s work, a desire to include rather than exclude, to unite rather than separate.

184 pages | 295 color plates, 4 line drawings | 9 x 10 | © 2013

Architecture: European Architecture

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Location Map

Belgrade Memorial to the Jewish Victims of Fascism

Sremska Mitrovica Memorial Cenotaph to the Victims of Fascism

Mostar Partisan Necropolis

Jasenovac Memorial to the Victims of the Concentration Camps

Kruševac Slobodište Park, Symbolic Necropolis with Open-Air Theatre

Kosovska Mitrovica Shrine Dedicated to the Serb and Albanian Partisans

Prilep Cenotaphs to the Fallen Soldiers of the Resistance

Leskovac Memorial to the Revolution

Knjaževac Memorial to the Fallen in the Wars of Liberation, 1804-1945

Štip War Grave

Bihać Cenotaphs in Garavice Memorial Park

Čačak Memorial Site with Mausoleum for 4650 Fallen Partisans

Bela Crkva Group of Cenotaphs

Travnik Cenotaphs for the Victims of Fascism

Berane Monument to Freedom

Vlasotince Shrine to the Fallen Freedom Fighters

Vukovar Dudik Memorial Park for the Victims of Fascism

Popina near Trstenik Combatants’ Mausoleum

Afterword and Acknowledgements


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