By Benedict Anderson

towns are equipped over the remnants in their earlier buried underneath their current. We construct on what has been equipped prior to, even if over foundations formalising earlier permanency or over the temporal occupations of floor. yet what occurs if you happen to shift a urban - should you dislodge its career of flooring in the direction of a brand new floor, bury it and put out of your mind it?

Focusing on Berlin’s destruction in the course of global conflict II and its reconstruction after the top of the conflict, this booklet bargains a rethinking of the way the practices of destruction and burial mix to reform town via geography and the way burying a urban is intricately tied to forgetting destruction, ruination and trauma. made from 25 million cubic meters of rubble produced in the course of global struggle II, Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain) is the exemplar of the destroyed urban. Its severe trip is chronicled together with Berlin’s seven different rubble hills, and their connections to developing forgetting via burial. in addition, the booklet investigates Berlin’s chic relation to Albert Speer’s city imaginative and prescient to rival the traditional towns of Rome and Athens via their now shared geographies of 7 hills. eventually, there's a imperative specialize in the position of the voters who cleared Berlin’s streets of rubble, and the following human relationships among humans and ruins.

This publication is effective interpreting for these drawn to Architectural conception, city Geography, sleek background and concrete Design.

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