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Inside North Korea (English, French, German, Book): Oliver Wainwright Inside North Korea (English, French, German, Book)
Oliver Wainwright; Edited by Wiedemann
R969 R753 Discovery Miles 7 530 Save R216 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Erased by bombing during the Korean War, North Korea's trophy capital of Pyongyang was entirely rebuilt from scratch from 1953, in line with the vision of the nation's founder, Kim Il-sung. Designed as an imposing stage set, it is a place of grand axial boulevards linking gargantuan monuments, lined with stately piles of distinctly Korean flavor, to be "national in form and socialist in content."Under the present leader, Kim Jong-un, construction has ramped up apace-"Let us turn the whole country into a socialist fairyland," declares one of his official patriotic slogans. He is rapidly transforming Pyongyang into a playground, conjuring a flimsy fantasy of prosperity and using architecture as a powerful anesthetic, numbing the population from the stark reality of his authoritarian regime.Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an eye-opening tour behind closed doors in the most secretive country in the world, revealing that past the grand stone facades lie lavish wonder-worlds of marble and mosaic, coffered ceilings, and crystal chandeliers, along with new interiors in dazzling color palettes. Discover the palatial reading rooms of the Grand People's Study House, and peer inside the locker rooms of the recently renovated Rungrado May Day Stadium, ready to host a FIFA World Cup that will never come.This collection features about 300 photographs with insightful captions, as well as an introductory essay where Wainwright charts the history and development of Pyongyang, explaining how the architecture and interiors embody the national "Juche" ideology and questioning what the future holds for the architectural ambitions of this enigmatic country.

Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook 2016/17 (Paperback): Kirsten Hannema, Robert-Jan De Kort, Lara Schrijver Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook 2016/17 (Paperback)
Kirsten Hannema, Robert-Jan De Kort, Lara Schrijver; Text written by Oliver Wainwright, Joachim Alkemade
R1,046 R970 Discovery Miles 9 700 Save R76 (7%) Special order
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