Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two by Vladimir PapernyArchitecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two by Vladimir Paperny

Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture Two

byVladimir PapernyTranslated byJohn Hill, Roann Barris

Paperback | June 16, 2011

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Paperny examines the evolution of architecture in Russia during the Stalinist period. Defining two conflicting trends--Culture One and Culture Two--that have alternately prevailed in Russian culture, the author argues that the shift away from the architectural avant-garde of the 1920s was not entirely the result of Stalin's will. Rather, he demonstrates how the aesthetic choices of Stalin and his architects were conditioned by the prevailing cultural mechanisms of the 1930s and 40s. Combining academic precision with engaging narrative, Paperny leads the reader through the remarkable trajectory of architectural and cultural transformation that marked a pivotal moment of Russia's history.
Title:Architecture in the Age of Stalin: Culture TwoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.83 inPublished:June 16, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521292603

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Spreading-Hardening: 1. Beginning-end; 2. Movement-immobility; 3. Horizontal-vertical; 4. Uniform-hierarchical; Part II. Mechanism-Human: 5. Collective-individual; 6. Mechanical-living; 7. Abstractions-name; 8. Good-evil; Part III. Lyrical-Epic: 9. Mutism-word; 10. Improvisation-notation; 11. Efficacious-artistic; 12. Realism-truth; 13. Business-miracle; Conclusion: Destruction-creation; Chronology.

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"...consistently fascinating...a valuable and evocative work...a must read for scholars of Soviet culture." - Canadian Journal of History, Scott W. Palmer, Western Illinois University