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The Nordic version of modernism during the 1906s and ‘70s had certain characteristics that are of increasing interest to international architectural historians today. Of particular significance in this series of investigations is the relation between Nordic lands and the Baltic states during Soviet times, not only in terms of political comparisons but also because of the questions raised regarding modernism’s dependence on the concept of a planned society. Taking the two poles of cultural centres and planned suburbs as their focus, the authors delve into this new field of research. With contributions by Claes Caldenby, Mart Kalm, Vaidas Petrulis, Ola wedebrunn, Siri Skjold Lexau, Gerd Bloxham Zettersten, Marija Dremaite, Janis Krastins, Sandra Treija, Ugis Bratuskins, Timo Tuomi, Bitten Larsen, Poul Sverrild, Olafur Mathiesen, Björn Marteinsson.