Holidays after the Fall. Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia

© ccn images, Zagreb Resort Haludovo, Malinska (Krk), Architect Boris Magaš 1971 – 72

Each summer season, the sun-drenched coasts of Bulgaria and Croatia turn into densely inhabited, intensively exploited tourism industry hot spots. This book traces the various architectural and urban planning strategies that have been pursued there since the mid 1950s—first in order to create, and then to further develop, modern holiday destinations. It portrays (late) modern resorts of remarkable architectural quality and typological diversity that have lasted for decades: as anchors of the socialist states’ ‘social tourism’, as playground for domestic publics in search of recreation and as a viable product on the international holidays market. It shows how–after the fall of state socialism–individual resorts and outstanding buildings have been restructured both economically and physically and traces the present-day conflicts triggered by coastal development in the name of tourism.

The publication by Jovis Publishers was supported by ERSTE Foundation:
”Holidays After The Fall. Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia“, Eds.: Elke Beyer, Anke Hagemann, Michael Zinganel, ISBN 978-3-86859-226-9

Book Presentation:

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 8:30 p.m.

Pro qm. thematische Buchhandlung zu Stadt, Politik, Pop, Ökonomiekritik, Architektur, Design, Kunst & Theorie
Almstadtstraße 48-50
10119 Berlin

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Exhibition Opening:

Friday, 9 August 2013 7:00 p.m.

Holiday After the Fall – Transformation of Socialist Holiday Resorts on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia

An exhibition transfered from Graz House of Architecture, curated by Michael Zinganel. 10 August to 1 September 2013

neue gesellschaft für bildende kunst
Oranienstr. 25
10999 Berlin

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