Design of the Fifties in Croatia

Jasna Galjer
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📖 Horetzky

The (post colon) subtitle of this book is ”From Utopia to Reality“—a claim it thoroughly backs up through thousands of words of copy (in English with parrallel Croation) paired with nearly 250 pieces over 384 pages. Rich footnotes accompany each claim, creating a endnotes that nearly double the size of the book. This saccharine ode to modernism is not for coffee tables or light visual inspiration. Exhibits named ”Brotherhood and Unity Motorway” sit side by side with text on ”the euphoric projection of a better and happier future to be built on the ruins of the recent historical cataclysm”.