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Architectural monumentalism in transitional Albania
Architectural monumentalism in transitional Albania

Author(s): Romeo Kodra
Subject(s): Architecture, Visual Arts, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Politics of History/Memory, Politics and Identity
Published by: Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Filozofski fakultet
Keywords: monumentalization; arts; politics; significance; subjectification;

Summary/Abstract: This essay is focused on the artistic concept of monumentalization, in this case in architecture and urban planning, and, through some historical examples, investigates and traces the role of this concept in relation with the construction of representative political power. The chosen context is that of Albania, and more specifically Tirana, during the last 100 years, where three main political models - fascism, state socialism and contemporary neoliberal practices - with their analogies and developments in terms of relation with arts, have produced subjectivities and generated meanings in public space.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 29
  • Page Range: 193-224
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: English