Play: Abandoned Yugoslavian Sculpture or Glimpse into an Architectural Future!

Art & Design

I was reminded again of these awesome photos of sculptures that were commissioned by the Yugoslavian government in the 1960s and 1970s but then were all abandoned, sort of resembling a future society that fell and left its sad but poetic architecture behind. Or like if you landed on an alien planet that was no longer inhabited but you could still see the remnants of buildings that once were so used. Just love these. As found on Crack Two:

“These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place or where concentration camps stood. They were designed by different sculptors and architects, conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost.” More amazing photos here.

Is this what our modern structures will look like in a few decades if they’re ever abandoned like this? An interesting thought to ponder…

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1 Comment

  1. Andrew

    Dec 1, 2011 at 4:10 am

    They are very striking. For some reason, the first picture reminds me of the London 2012 Olympic logo because of all the sharp angles.

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