Building the Revolution

Building the Revolution

Soviet Art and Architecture, 1915-1935

Book - 2011
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
This fascinating book charts the dazzling trajectory of Russian avant-garde architecture during the brief but intense period of design and construction that took place from c. 1922 to 1935. Fired by the radical new language of Constructivist artists, such architects as Konstantin Melnikov, Moisei Ginzburg, and the Vesnin brothers produced designs whose innovative style embodied the energy and optimism of the new Soviet Socialist state. Streamlined, flat-roofed, and white-walled, their extraordinarily novel buildings must have seemed like alien forms. 

Architectural photographer Richard Pare has spent the last 15 years documenting the remains and ruins of these structures. Here, his spectacular photographs are juxtaposed with vintage images, ephemera, and drawings and paintings by artists such as Malevich, Tatlin, Popova, and Lissitzky.

Publisher: London : Royal Academy of Arts, 2011
ISBN: 9781905711918
Branch Call Number: 720.947 BUILD
Characteristics: 270 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)
Notes: Includes biographical information of artists (pages 253-256) and of architects (pages 257-265)
"First published on the occasion of the exhibition Building the Revolution: Soviet Arts and Architecture 1915-1935, organised by the Royal Academy of Arts in collaboration with the SM CA - Costakis Collection,Thessalomiki." -- Verso title page

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