The Impact of Socialist Realism Ideology in the Albanian Architecture from 1945-1990

Florian Nepravishta, Olisa Ndreçka


Construction and architecture in Albania from 1945 to 1990 was guided by socialist principles, as aesthetic concepts, as well as the norms and rules of design. This paper describes the history of socialist realism and the initial development of the architecture of the socialist time in Albania, the influence of the decisions of the communist party (PPSH), how the Albanian architecture development was radically changed by the socialist ideology, how this style was supported by the post-war architects.


History of architecture; socialist realism; dictatorship; ideology; theories of socialism

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DOI: 10.7250/aup.2014.004


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