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Title :

The architecture of Red Vienna, 1919-1934

Author :
BLAU, Eve ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
In 1919 the Social Democrat city council of Vienna initiated a radical program of reforms designed to reshape the city's infrastructure along socialist lines. The centerpiece and most enduring achievement of 'Red' Vienna was the construction of the Wiener Gemeindebauten, 400 communal housing blocks, distributed throughout the city, in which workers's dwellings were incorporated with kindergartens, libraries, medical clinics, theaters, cooperative stores, and other public facilities. The 64,000 units housed one-tenth of the city's population. Throughout this socialist building campaign, however, Austria was ruled by a conservative, clerical, and antisocialist political majority. Thus the architecture of Red Vienna took shape in the midst of highly charged, and often violent, political conflict between left and right. ;
Pagination/Size :
509 ; xvii, 509 p., [12] p. of pl.; ill. (some col.); many maps; many plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Autriche ; Habitat communautaire ; Politique ; Socialisme ; Wien (AUT) ; Wien (AUT), Wiener Gemeindebauten ; 1900-2000 ; 1919-1934 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Austria ; Communal housing ; Politics ; Socialism ; Wien (AUT) ; Wien (AUT), Wiener Gemeindebauten ; 1900-2000 ; 1919-1934 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24974719 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0262024519 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Cambridge, MA; London; MIT Press
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED KINGDOM ;