The East German Handbook

Justinian Jampol

From artworks, design, and everyday objects to political posters and flags, Stasi equipment, and uniforms: sift through never-before-seen archives in this encyclopedia of socialist East Germany. For 40 years, the Cold War dominated the world stage. East and West Germany stood at the front lines of the global confrontation, symbolized by the infamous Berlin Wall, which separated lovers, friends, families, co-workers, and compatriots.
Named for the period leading up to and following the destruction of the wall, the Wende Museum in Los Angeles curates and presents more than 2500 artifacts, design pieces, and everyday objects from it’s East German collection. The museum was established in 2002 to study the visual and material culture of the former Eastern Bloc, and to foster multiple perspectives on this multilayered history that continues to shape our world.

ISBN-13: 9783836571883

816 pagina's, kleuren- & z/w illustraties, 16.5 × 24 cm, paperback, Duits / Engels

Taschen, 2017
€ 29.95