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From Constructivism to Gigantism, From Extreme Ornamentation to Brutalism (and very little soul)

Unapologetic in their colossal scale and glorification of the totalitarian state, these gigantic structures dominate urban landscapes of the former Eastern Bloc countries, still capable either to inspire dreams of imperial grandeur, or resurrect ghosts of dark abuses of power.

While researching totalitarian architecture of the Third Reich earlier on DRB, we also came across examples of similar architecture glorifying the opposite end of the political spectrum.


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