Counterpreservation : architectural decay in Berlin since 1989 / Daniela Sandler.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Signale (Ithaca, N.Y.): Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press : Cornell University Library, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781501706271; 1501706276.Subject(s): Architecture -- Germany -- Berlin -- History | Ruined buildings -- Germany -- Berlin | Ruins, Modern -- Germany -- BerlinAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Counterpreservation.DDC classification: 720.943/1550904 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Counterpreservation as a concept -- Living projects : collective housing, alternative culture, and spaces of resistance -- Cultural centers : history, architecture, and public space -- Decrepitude and memory in the landscape -- Counterpreservation in reverse -- Destruction and disappearance : East German ruins -- Conclusion : toward an architecture of change.
"In Berlin, decrepit structures do not always denote urban blight. Decayed buildings are incorporated into everyday life as residences, exhibition spaces, shops, offices, and as leisure space. As nodes of public dialogue, they serve as platforms for dissenting views about the future and past of Berlin. In this book, Daniela Sandler introduces the concept of counterpreservation as a way to understand this intentional appropriation of decrepitude. The embrace of decay is a sign of Berlin's iconoclastic rebelliousness, but it has also been incorporated into the mainstream economy of tourism and development as part of the city's countercultural cachet. Sandler presents the possibilities and shortcomings of counterpreservation as a dynamic force in Berlin and as a potential concept for other cities"-- Publisher's Web site.
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