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Team 10 East

Revisionist Architecture in Real Existing Modernism

Distributed for Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Team 10 East

Revisionist Architecture in Real Existing Modernism

This volume coins the term “Team 10 East” as a conceptual tool to discuss the work of Team 10 members and fellow travelers from state-socialist countries—such as Oskar Hansen of Poland, Charles Polónyi of Hungary, and Radovan Nikšic of Yugoslavia. This new term allows the book’s contributors to approach these individuals from a comparative perspective on socialist modernism in Central and Eastern Europe and to discuss the relationship between modernism and modernization across the Iron Curtain. In so doing, Team 10 East addresses “revisionism” in state-socialist architecture and politics as well as shows how Team 10 East architects appropriated, critiqued, and developed postwar modernist architecture and functionalist urbanism both from within and beyond the confines of a Europe split by the Cold War.

250 pages | 20 color plates, 70 halftones | 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 | © 2014

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“Opens up a new, nuanced perspective onto the established narrative of the transition from CIAM to Team 10.”

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"Excellent research.”


Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: Team 10 East and Several Other Useful Fictions
Lukasz Stanek, Dirk van den Heuvel
Humanizing Modernism: Oskar Hansen, Charles Polónyi and the Art of Sailing with the Wind
Mapping Opportunities: The International Summer Schools of Charles Polónyi
Levente Polyák
Team 10 and Czechoslovakia: Secondary Networks
Marcela Hanácková
Between CIAM and Team 10: The “East” and the Peripheries of CIAM
Cornelia Escher
Jerzy Soltan and the Art and Research Unit’s Project for the Polish Pavilion at Expo 58
Aleksandra Kedziorek
Helsinki-Warsaw, c. 1960
Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
Alexis Josic between Yugoslavia and France: Housing the Greatest Number
Jelica Jovanovic
Workers’ University Zagreb: Team 10 Ideas in the Service of Socialist Enlightenment
Renata Margaretic Urlic, Karin Šerman
Zagreb Revisionists: “Social-Standard” Architecture
Maroje Mrduljaš, Tamara Bjažic Klarin
New Belgrade Block No. 22: Order and Freedom
Aleksandar Kušic
The Museum of Modern Art in Skopje and the Potentiality of an Exhibition Space
Aleksandra Kedziorek
Oskar and Zofia Hansen: Me, You, Us and the State
Lukasz Stanek
Photo Credits
Insert: Letter to CIAM Coundil members, Aug. 27, 1957
Oskar Hansen and Jerzy Soltan

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