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C20: Architecture guide to Tskaltubo

The 20th century was a century of economic development, changing lifestyles and unprecedented population growth have brought with them new demands for urban development and, in the case of Tskaltubo, the development of spa recreation and relaxation. A century of trials in which new forms and contents of architecture were born and successfully, but also unsuccessfully, tried in the style we call Modernism. In the case of Tskaltubo, modernist concepts of scale, new typologies and technical building methods were widely discussed in a stylistic variation of socialist realism. This guide to the architecture of the spa town of Tskaltubo helps visitors and residents alike to get to know two distinctive styles, spanning the period from 1930 to 1990. The C20 guide aims to give any curious visitor to Tskaltubo an experience of the unique local architecture, which in many ways represents the best of what was built in Georgia in the 20th century in terms of its artistic and historical value.

Concept: Martin Zaiček, Andrea Kalinová

Text © Martin Zaiček, Nano Zazanashvili

Photo © Andrea Kalinová, Martin Zaiček

Translation: David Chigholashvili

Graphic Design: Magdaléna Scheryová

Published by: Archimera, Bratislava

Copyright © Abandoned (re)creation, 2022

ISBN: 978-80-973915-1-5

This publication has been supported using public funds provided by Slovak Arts Council and the support by i-Portunus funded by the European Commission

C 20 Tskaltubo Architecture Guidebook

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