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Abstract Architecture: Part 5 – The Ancient Library of Alexandria

In the last part of this series, the Bright Old Oak will dedicate this blog post to the Ancient Library of Alexandria. The term ‘abstract‘ does not really grasp the sense of loss and the absence of a cultural place of such importance for humanity as this one. Founded by Ptolemy I Soter or perhaps his…

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Abstract Architecture: Part 4 – Tatlin’s Tower

Had things gone a different way, we would see Saint Petersburg with a different eye. Instead of the huge buildings of the Hermitage Museum, this never-been-built tower might have become the symbol of the city and, why not, Russia. Because of the complex design and its peculiarity, this project could have symbolised the progress of…

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The literary heart of Kosovo: a new direction for Europe

Little is known in the literary field pertaining to countries which once formed part of the Soviet bloc. Decades of obscurantism and strict politics forbid authors to freely express their thoughts, see their works published and gain prominence in the literary world, which remained Western under many points of view. With the fall of the…