Building the Revolution

Building the Revolution : Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935

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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 Ginsburg and the Vesnin brothers produced designs whose innovative style embodied the energy and optimism of 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 as Malevich, Tatlin, Popova and Lissitsky, making this book essential reading for all who are interested in the history of twentieth-century architecture, Constructivist art and Soviet-era Russia.
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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 248 x 306 x 30mm | 1,741.79g
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 colour illustrations
  • 1905711913
  • 9781905711918
  • 552,048

About Jean-Louis Cohen

Jean-Louis Cohen is Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. Christina Lodder is professor of art history at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Richard Pare's photography has been exhibited and published widely and is represented in major international public collections.
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