Sofia through the eyes of the architect (1930—1980): Lubomir Neykov — life and work
София през погледа на архитекта (1930—1980). Любомир Нейков — живот и творчество
Category: Architecture; Language: Bulgarian
The book explores the architectural history of Sofia through the biography of architect Lyubomir Neykov — a remarkable figure in the capital's architecture, whose creative career covers the period from 1930s to the 1980s. This is a period of significant socio-political transformations, which inevitably have their impact on the architectural and urban development of the political center of Bulgaria.
The publication illustrates the contrasts, but also the continuity in the two architectural epochs, a product of the respective political ideologies. Emphasis is placed on the unprecedented organization and efforts to restore Sofia from the bombing during World War II, managed by Lubomir Neykov. The myth of the Mussman's Plan for Sofia has been exposed. The study deals with some of the largest urban projects in Sofia — the construction of the National Library, the Monument to the Soviet Army, the modernization of the Cinema Center in Boyana etc. There is also a focus on what has been realized and not realized by the projects for the new city center under the Communist leaders Valko Chervenkov and Todor Zhivkov.
|Illustrations||b/w and color figures|
|Size||21 х 29 cm|