Jan Kempenaers - Spomenik: The End of HIstory (2006-9)
There are hundreds of these spomeniks (monuments) scattered throughout villages and rural landscapes in the former Yugoslavia.
“Le Corbusier’s concept of ‘radiant city’ may never have gained much traction in the real world, but some of its tropes, especially the idea of enveloping greenspace, can be found in the Spomenik sites. Some of these structures appear to be actual buildings, though devoid of viable internal living spaces. Others resemble futuristic housing along the lines of a ‘tomorrowland’.”
“Selected pages from the Spätgotisches Musterbuch des Stephan Schriber, a manuscript which appears to be some kind of sketchbook, belonging to a 15th century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed.”