Developed at SPbU Faculty of Philology
by charitable donation from the Russkiy Mir Foundation
Russkiy Mir Foundation
Constructivism as a leading trend in the theory and practice of the Soviet architecture in the 1920s/early 1930s
The lecture focuses on constructivism, a major avant-garde architectural trend of the 1920s. The concept of its formation is studied. It was focused on the identification of the functional constructive fundament of a building and creation of new inhabitable environment. A competitive design of the Labour Palace building by the Vesnin brothers (1923) is analysed along with some other projects. All of them were manifestations of the new architecture and reflected the creed of the leading architectures. A new functional method developed by M. Ginzburg and other Soviet architects becomes the focus of attention. The works of Ivan Leonidov, a major Soviet architect of the 1920s , "the poet and the hope of the Russian constructivism", are studied.
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