Enchanting Views
Romanian Black Sea Tourism Planning and Architecture of the 1960s and '70s

Edited by Alina Serban & Kalliopi Dimou, Sorin Istudor
Published by Asociatia Pplus4
Romanian/ English
23x22 cm, 264 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-973-0-18345-0 2015

Price: 77 lei

Contributions by: T. Elvan Altan, Irina Băncescu, Elke Beyer, Adina Brădeanu, Anke Hagemann, Claude Karnoouh, Olga Kazakova, Juliana Maxim, Carmen Popescu, Magda Predescu, Adelina Ştefan, Irina Tulbure, Ana Maria Zahariade

This book provides a first critical survey of the extraordinary situation held by the Romanian Black Sea Coast project in the architectural practice of the 1960s and 70s. The assemblage of essays and photographs guides the reader through a trans-disciplinary analysis of the modernity of the Romanian seaside, examining in a methodical and nuanced way the distinctive character of the development plan. Bringing into play new theoretical perspectives and documents in order to renegotiate the numerous and complex dimensions of leisure architecture, the term representation becomes this anthology's "vanishing point."