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I’m pretty desensitized to sculptures of men astride horses, oversized busts and battle scenes, as far as monuments testifying to a country’s strength are concerned. However, the Yugoslavian government of the 1960s and ’70s took an alternative approach to nationalism with a slew of futuristic monuments constructed to commemorate World War II. These avant garde sculptures, now in virtual ruin, are located in present-day Croa­tia, Ser­bia, Slove­nia and Bosnia.

These works are the result of sculptors and architects such as Dušan Džamonja , Vojin Bakic , Miodrag Zivkovic, Jordan and Iskra Grabul , names mean little to most of us, but at the time were at the center of Slavic cultural movement .

These works are the result of sculptors and architects such as Dušan Džamonja , Vojin Bakic , Miodrag Zivkovic, Jordan and Iskra Grabul , names mean little to most of us, but at the time were at the center of Slavic cultural movement .

Spomenik, sculp­tures now in ruins located in Croa­tia, Ser­bia, Slove­nia and Bosnia.

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These works are the result of sculptors and architects such as Dušan Džamonja , Vojin Bakic , Miodrag Zivkovic, Jordan and Iskra Grabul , names mean little to most of us, but at the time were at the center of Slavic cultural movement .

They were designed by different sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković...

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