Session

Architecture, Spatial Planning and Civil Engineering

Description

The socialist Style in the Eastern European countries was considered a great style. It was called the “proletariat style” that combined the communist ideology with the artistic image, a style that was socialist in content and national in form. Construction and Architecture in Albania after the Second World War until 1990, exactly for 45 years, were guided by certain principles, as aesthetic design concepts, as well as the norms and rules that were binding and strong for architects. “Canons” funnel architects relations with the government and the Party. The paper treats: historical description of socialist realism, the initial development of the architecture of the socialist realism in Albania, the influence of the decisions of the Labor Party of Albania (PPSH), how the Albanian architecture and the development conditions of the constructions were radically changed by the ideas of the socialist realism, how this style was strongly supported by the post-war architects, graduated in East and by the Soviet architects.

Keywords:

socialist realism, architecture, ideology, dictatorship

Session Chair

Binak Beqaj

Session Co-Chair

Josep Mias

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-23-3

First Page

76

Last Page

84

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

1-11-2013 3:45 PM

End Date

1-11-2013 4:00 PM

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The Impact of Socialist Realism Ideology in the Albanian Architecture from 1945-1990

Durres, Albania

The socialist Style in the Eastern European countries was considered a great style. It was called the “proletariat style” that combined the communist ideology with the artistic image, a style that was socialist in content and national in form. Construction and Architecture in Albania after the Second World War until 1990, exactly for 45 years, were guided by certain principles, as aesthetic design concepts, as well as the norms and rules that were binding and strong for architects. “Canons” funnel architects relations with the government and the Party. The paper treats: historical description of socialist realism, the initial development of the architecture of the socialist realism in Albania, the influence of the decisions of the Labor Party of Albania (PPSH), how the Albanian architecture and the development conditions of the constructions were radically changed by the ideas of the socialist realism, how this style was strongly supported by the post-war architects, graduated in East and by the Soviet architects.