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Bogdanović by Bogdanović

Bogdanović by Bogdanović: Yugoslav Memorials through the Eyes of Their Architect
Author: Vladimir Kulic
Published: The Museum of Modern Art

Bogdan Bogdanović (1922–2010) was a Yugoslav architect, theorist, professor, and one-time mayor of Belgrade. His idiosyncratic memorials to the victims and heroes of World War II, scattered around the former Yugoslavia, continue to attract attention today, more than twentyfive years after the country’s collapse. Designed between the early 1950s and late 1970s, these works occupy a unique place in the history of modern architecture, redrawing the boundaries between architecture, landscape, and sculpture in moving and unexpected ways. This book presents Bogdanović’s built oeuvre through nearly fifty color photographs he took soon after the completion of each project. The publication includes an introduction by the architectural historian Vladimir Kulić, a preface by curator Martino Stierli, and a selection of Bogdanović’s own thoughts on photography. Carefully staged and taken with a professional medium-format camera, his photos, many of them previously unpublished, are in themselves works of art. 128pp.

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