Pioneers of Soviet architecture: the search for new solutions in the 1920s and 1930s

by  Khan-Magomedov, S. O / Catherine Cooke

Table Of Contents

  • Classicism, the moderne (Art Nouveau), engineering structures and the new architecture
  • Interaction between architecture and fine art
  • The search for a new artistic language: the early period
  • Rationalism
  • Constructivism
  • Creative innovation in the second half of the 1920s: teachers, schools, Groupings
  • The problem of nationalism and internationalism
  • Innovative and tradition - debates of the early 1930s
  • The socialist pattern of settlement and town-planning concepts
  • Reconstruction of the way of life and development of new forms of dwelling
  • New types of buildings for social and administrative purposes in the Soviet union
  • Workers' clubs as centre of a new socialist culture
  • Design of new public arenas: problems posed by Agit art, mass spectacle and scientific displays
  • Development of communal supply and service systems
  • Education and science
  • Sport and leisure
  • New architecture and its trends
  • The leaders of the new direction
  • Architectural associations of the new direction


Themes, motives / Architecture, Modern / Architecture / 20th century


Published London : Thames & Hudson, 1987
Language English
Material 618 p.
ISBN 0500341028
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