Russia: Modern Architectures in History

Russia: Modern Architectures in History

by Richard Anderson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780235035
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date: 11/15/2015
Series: Modern Architectures in History Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Richard Anderson is lecturer in architectural history at the University of Edinburgh. He is the editor and principal translator of Ludwig Hilberseimer’s Metropolisarchitecture and Selected Essays and coauthor of Architecture in Print: Design and Debate in the Soviet Union, 1919-1935.

Table of Contents


One: National Forms, Rational Techniques, 1861-95
Two: Style, Innovation and Tradition, 1896-1916

Three: Laboratories of Soviet Architecture, 1917-23

Four: Socialist Construction, 1924-31

Five: Architecture and Stalin’s Revolution, 1932-41

Six: World War, Cold War, 1941-53

Seven: Architecture without Excess, 1954-68

Eight: Architecture in Developed Socialism, 1969-82

Nine: From Perestroika to ‘Capitalist Realism’, 1983 to the Present

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Kenneth Frampton

“This is an elegant recasting of the modern architectural tradition in Russia. Spanning 150 years, from the reforms introduced by Alexander II in 1861 and the subsequent industrial urbanization of the Romanov Imperium, to the abstract constructivism of the avant garde that accompanied the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, Anderson’s text moves from the less familiar but more pragmatic Soviet reality of the late ’20s, and the later historicizing Socialist Realism that constituted the reactionary architectural production of the Stalinist totalitarian state, to the Russian Federation of today. Anderson has written a precisely articulated, socioeconomic cultural history of Russian architecture.”

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