Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935

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HardCover. Pages: 288 Publisher: Royal Academy Publications This fascinating book charts the dazzling trajectory of Russian avant-garde architecture during the ief but intense period of design and construction that took place fromc. 1922 to 1935. Fired by the radical new language of Constructivist artists. such architects as Konstantin Melnikov.Moisei Ginsburg and the Vesnin others produced designs whose innovative style embodied the energy and optimismof the new Soviet Socialist state. The architectural photographer Richard Pare has spent the last fifteen years documenting the remains and ruins of these iconic structures . His spectacular large-scale photographs are juxtaposed with vintage photographs. contemporary periodicals and numerous drawings and paintings by such Constructivist artists asMalevich. Tatlin. Popova and Lissitsky.making this book essential reading for al...

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Jean-Louis Cohen is an architect and architectural historian. He is the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at New York University Institute of Fine Arts. Christina Lodder is a Professor of History of Art at the University of Kent, where she specialises in the development of Russian modernism. Richard Pare is a photographer who specialises in Soviet modernist architecture. He was a founding curator of the Photographic Collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

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