Enchanting Views : Romanian Black Sea Tourism Planning and Architecture of the 1960s and 1970s

This book provides a first critical survey of the extraordinary situation held by the Romanian Black Sea Coast project in the architectural practice of the 1960s and 70s.

The assemblage of essays and photographs guides the reader through a trans-disciplinary analysis of the modernity of the Romanian seaside, examining in a methodical and nuanced way the distinctive character of the development plan. Bringing into play new theoretical perspectives and documents in order to renegotiate the numerous and complex dimensions of leisure architecture, the term representation becomes this anthology’s “vanishing point.”