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Granite on the Ground: Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg/Germany. A brief introduction

  • For decades in Germany, historical research on dictatorial urban design in the first half of the 20th century focused on the National Socialist period. Studies on the urban design practices of other dictatorships remained an exception. This has changed. Meanwhile, the urban production practices of the Mussolini, Stalin, Salazar, Hitler and Franco dictatorships have become the subject of comprehensive research projects. Recently, a research group that studies dictatorial urban design in 20th century Europe has emerged at the Bauhaus-Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur und der Planung. The group is already able to refer to various research results. Part of the research group’s self-conception is the assumption that the urban design practices of the named dictatorships can only be properly understood from a European perspective. The dictatorships influenced one another substantially. Furthermore, the specificities of the practices of each dictatorship can only be discerned if one can compare them to those of the other dictatorships. This approach requires strict adherence to the research methods of planning history and urban design theory. Meanwhile, these methods must be opened to include those of general historical studies. With this symposium, the research group aims to further qualify this European perspective. The aim is to pursue an inventory of the various national historiographies on the topic of “urban design and dictatorship”. This inventory should offer an overview on the general national level of historical research on urban design as well as on the level of particular urban design projects, persons or topics. The symposium took place in Weimar, November 21-22, 2013. It was organized by Harald Bodenschatz, Piero Sassi and Max Welch Guerra and funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
  • Beiträge zum Symposium „Urban design and dictatorship in the 20th century: Italy, Portugal, the Soviet Union, Spain and Germany. History and Historiography“. Weimar, 21.-22. November 2013

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Author: Marie Luise Birkholz
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.2458Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20150925-24587Cite-Link
Parent Title (English):Urban design and dictatorship in the 20th century: Italy, Portugal, the Soviet Union, Spain and Germany. History and Historiography
Translator: Karl Eckert
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2015/09/23
Year of first Publication:2015
Release Date:2015/09/25
Institutes:Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik [bis 2014 Fakultät Architektur] / Bauhaus-Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur und Planung
Pagenumber:12
First Page:1
Last Page:12
Tag:Second World War; dictatorial design; material; pavement; political intention; preservation
GND Keyword:Städtebau
Dewey Decimal Classification:900 Geschichte und Geografie / 940 Geschichte Europas
700 Künste und Unterhaltung / 710 Landschaftsgestaltung, Raumplanung / 710 Städtebau, Raumplanung, Landschaftsgestaltung
BKL-Classification:02 Wissenschaft und Kultur allgemein
74 Geographie, Raumordnung, Städtebau / 74.12 Stadtgeographie, Siedlungsgeographie
74 Geographie, Raumordnung, Städtebau / 74.19 Europa
Collections:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / Urban design and dictatorship in the 20th century: Italy, Portugal, the Soviet Union, Spain and Germany. History and Historiography
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung-Keine kommerzielle Nutzung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)