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The Lost Border: The Landscape of the Iron Curtain

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Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a scar....Behind me stands a wall that encircles the free sectors of this city, part of a vast system of barriers that divides the entire continent of Europe. From the Baltic, south, those barriers cut across Germany in a gash of barbed wire, concrete, dog runs, and guard towers. Farther south, there may be no visible, no obviou ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published September 30th 2004 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Mir
Oct 21, 2013 rated it liked it

Rather than focus on the oft-photographed Berlin Wall, Rose follows the border demarcation as it wends omnipresently through the rural and domestic landscape.



The final section records the massive building projects of 1990s Berlin.

There isn't much text, which may be a little frustrating for those unfamiliar with the region.
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Kriegslok
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was ok
"The fence marked the place where a balance had been found. Getting rid of it would surely disturb that delicate balance"
This is primarily a photographic record of the geo-political border of Europe from the mid 1980s to the early 2000s. The photographs capture well the changing nature of that border from something physically tangible and restricted in space to something more fluid the origins of which can be traced back to that harder border. This was not perhaps the photographers intention but
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