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Totalitarian architecture


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Supposedly the officially approved architecture of dictatorships, over-centralized governments, or political groups intolerant of opposition, especially that of Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, Stalinist Soviet Union, Communist China, etc. As an international style, it often drew on simplified Neo-Classicism, and sculpture based on C19 realism and Classicism for massive oversized State monuments.

P. Adam (1992);Council of Europe (1995);Spotts (2002)

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