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Conventional readings of the history of Soviet art and architecture show modernist utopian aspirations as all but prohibited by 1932 under Stalin's totalitarianism Soviet Architectural Avant Gardes challenges that view Radically redefining the historiography of the period it reveals how the relationship between the Party and practicing architects was much complex contradictory than previously believed and shows in contrast to the conventional scholarly was much complex and than previously believed and shows in contrast to the conventional scholarly how the architectural avant arde was able Soviet Architectural Avant-GardesArely if ever discussed in English before while the projects include works such as the Palace of Soviets and the Soviet Pavilion at the Paris 1937 projects include iconic works such as the Palace of Soviets and the Soviet Pavilion at the Paris 1937 Exposition as well as remarkable works that until now have been neglected by architectural historians inside and outside Russia In a fascinating final chapter it also reveals for the first time the details of Frank Lloyd Wright's triumphant welcome at the for the first time the details of Frank Lloyd Wright's triumphant welcome at the Congress of Soviet Architects in Moscow in 1937 at the height of Stalin's Terro. .


O persist at a time It Is Widely it is widely to been driven undergroundIn doing so this book provides an essential perspective on how to analyse evaluate and re imagine the history of modernist expression in its cultural context It offers a new understanding of ways in which 20th century social revolutions and their totalitarian context It offers a new understanding of ways in which 20th century social revolutions and their totalitarian inflected the discourse of both modernity and modernismThe book relies on close analyses of archival documents and architectural works Many of the documents have been

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