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Reshaping Russian Architecture

Reshaping Russian Architecture
Western Technology, Utopian Dreams

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William C. Brumfield, Blair A. Ruble, Milka Bliznakov, Manatole Kopp
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  • Date Published: October 1990
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2006
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521394185

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  • Reshaping Russian Architecture examines the development of twentieth-century Russian architecture as it relates to the transformation of the imperial Russia into an industrialised Soviet empire and shows how Western notions of style and technology were assimilated on a massive scale into a uniquely Russian vision. Among the issues examined in articles by four distinguished historians of architecture and urban planning are: the decline of imperial architectural design during the mid-nineteenth century as occasioned by fundamental changes in aesthetic values and the social structure; the denouncement of the European capitalist economic system and consequent rejection of modern urban architecture during the period immediately prior to the 1917 revolution; and utopian concepts of modern urban design that were implemented during the interwar years of phenomenal industrial development. An important contribution to our understanding of Russian and Soviet culture in a critical period of its evolution, Reshaping Russian Architecture will also appeal to those interested in modern architecture and urban planning in general.

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    • Date Published: October 1990
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521394185
    • length: 240 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 176 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.728kg
    • contains: 100 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2006
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Editor's note
    Introduction William C. Brumfield
    1. From Palace Square to Moscow Square: St Petersburg's century-long retreat from public space Blair A. Ruble
    2. Russian perceptions of American architecture, 1870-1917 William C. Brumfield
    3. Architectural design in Moscow, 1890-1917: innovation and retrospection William C. Brumfield
    4. Moscow's revolutionary architecture and its aftermath: a critical guide Blair A. Ruble
    5. The realization of Utopia
    Western technology and Soviet avant-garde architecture Milka Bliznakov
    6. Foreign architects in the Soviet Union during the first two five-Year Plans Manatole Kopp
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    William Craft Brumfield, Tulane University, Louisiana


    William C. Brumfield, Blair A. Ruble, Milka Bliznakov, Manatole Kopp

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