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Lapidarium of Uzice / Ljubica Jovanovic + Mihailo Jovanovic

The town of Uzice was a historically important site, from the age of the roman empire, throughout the middle ages up to world war two and the seventies. In 1961 the town got its ultimate reward –the great Square, designed by MiloradPantovic, an associate of le Corbusier, and StankoMandic, both famous architects at the time, and was ordered by the Yugoslav president, Josip Broz Tito. The great town square turned Uzice from an oriental, mostly-rural town into a modern, prosperous western industrial town. Yet in recent decades, Uzice has degraded culturally and administratively to an almost dead-end town with a disturbing level of unemployment, corruption and street violence.