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From a 2018/19 MoMa (New York) exhibit exploring the global reach and surprisingly elegant concrete forms of Communist-era Yugoslav architecture. To wit:

Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s architects responded to contradictory demands and influences, developing a postwar architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. The architecture that emerged—from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist “social condensers”—is a manifestation of the radical diversity, hybridity, and idealism that characterized the Yugoslav state itself.

MORE: Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 (MoMA)