Helsinki: A Cultural and Literary History

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Signal Books, 2004 - 256 sivua
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Helsinki is one of the world's most northerly capitals, but it is by no means a city frozen in northern wastes. Situated along the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, magnificent lakes and forests reach into Helsinki's urban heart, a rare event in today's world of suburban sprawl. The city's natural beauty, emphasized by parks and islands, is matched by an extraordinary cultural richness, the result of fruitful foreign influences and home-grown creativity. The Finnish capital offers a spectacular display of architecture and design: from the neoclassical magnificence imposed by a Russian Tsar to the modernist chic of Nordic functionalism. Neil Kent explores the history and culture of the Daughter of the Baltic, a small fishing village that became a powerhouse of design and technology. Tracing its dramatic past of conflict and conflagration, he explores the evolution of a national, and urban, identity through architecture, art and writing. tango, he explains why Helsinki is a distinctive mix of tradition and innovation. * City of Architects and Designers: Engel, Tsar Alexander I and the creation of an imperial metropolis; Alvar Aaalto and the birth of the modern; functionalism and high-tech innovation. * City of Music and the Arts: Sibelius, the national composer; conductors and performers; art galleries and installations; National Romanticism and the Nordic aesthetic. * City of Hospitality: Art Nouveau hotels and cafes; sauna culture; famous visitors and refugees: Lenin and Hitler; multicultural Helsinki and a history of migration.
  

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Helsinki: A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the Imagination)

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In this latest entry of the "Cities of the Imagination" series (which has previously covered Athens, London, and Prague), Kent, author of several works on Scandinavian art and architecture, thoroughly ... Lue koko arvostelu

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CHAPTER
10
CHAPTER
28
CHAPTER FOUR
69
Folk Revival 72 Awakening of SwedishFinnish Identity 75 Finnish
79
Russians in Helsinki 86 LatterDay Refugees 87 The Contemporary
88
St Nicholas 92 Spiritual Diversity 94 Holy Trinity Church 95
95
Minority 101 Muslim Helsinki 102 Religious Freedoms 102
102
CHAPTER SEVEN
122
CHAPTER EIGHT
136
CHAPTER
178
CHAPTER ELEVEN
197
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Neil Kent is Senior Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge and Professor at the St Petersburg State Academy of Art, Architecture and Culture. His previous publications include A Literary and Cultural Companion to Helsinki (2004) and The History of Trieste (2006).

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