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By Benedict Anderson

towns are equipped over the remnants in their prior buried underneath their current. We construct on what has been equipped earlier than, no matter if over foundations formalising past permanency or over the temporal occupations of floor. yet what occurs for those who shift a urban - in case you dislodge its profession of floor in the direction of a brand new floor, bury it and overlook it?

Focusing on Berlin’s destruction in the course of global battle II and its reconstruction after the tip of the struggle, this ebook bargains a rethinking of the way the practices of destruction and burial mix to reform the 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 international 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. additionally, the e-book 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 valuable concentrate on the position of the electorate who cleared Berlin’s streets of rubble, and the following human relationships among humans and ruins.

This booklet is effective interpreting for these attracted to Architectural idea, city Geography, smooth heritage and concrete Design.

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