Katherine Lebow

Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society 1949-56

Unfinished Utopia is a social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, dubbed Poland’s “first socialist city” by Communist propaganda of the 1950s. Work began on the new town, located on the banks of the Vistula River just a few miles from the historic city of Kraków, in 1949. By contrast to its older neighbor, Nowa Huta …
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Unfinished Utopia: Excavations and Reflections of a Socialist City

Nowa Huta, a Polish new town modeled on Soviet “socialist cities” of the Stalinist era, was one of the largest and most ambitious urban planning projects in post-World War II Europe. The target of extensive controversy and propaganda at the heyday of Polish Stalinism (ca. 1948-1956), Nowa Huta was envisioned as a city of progress …
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