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The Russian Revolution and Avant-Garde Architecture
Saturday, 28 October 2017 08:26

The Russian Revolution and Avant-Garde Architecture

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Jean Turner looks at the dramatic changes that took place in architecture following the Bolshevik Revolution, and the profound influence this had on the development of the world's first workers' state. In the nineteenth century, as in all the other arts, Russians were examining new forms of expression in architecture,…
Oscar Niemeyer's futuristic civic buildings in Brasilia
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 13 April 2017 15:01

Architecture and socialism

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This section of Culture Matters is about architecture, including its role in shaping our collective future. Chris Guiton offers a foundation essay on achitecture and socialism. Architecture is an expression and a reflection of human society. It has evolved over human history in response to our changing needs, innovation in building technology…
The palace of the soviets
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 12 April 2017 16:48

Take back control: inspiring revolutionary architecture from 1917 Russia.....and 2017 London

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Revolutionary architecture should inspire us to take control of the built environment, says Nathan Akehurst  Six visions of futures past, resurrected by London’s Design Museum in the exhibition Imagine Moscow, are a far better tribute to the centenary of the October revolution than most of the column inches written on it. It…