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Listening to Visaginas: On the rescaling of silences and sounds in a former Soviet nuclear town

The Place of Silence : Architecture / Media / Philosophy

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...In a circular clearing among trees just beyond the tip of Visaginas’s butterfly-shaped town plan stands a largely unused area of tarmac.This text emerges from ongoing research begun in Visaginas in 2015 by the European Humanities...

Russia, 1917–Present Day

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson lectures in architectural history at the School of Architecture and Landscape in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and has written extensively about Russian architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) existed for over seventy years after the 1917 October Revolution and extended over a vast territory. A multi-national state, the USSR was composed of fifteen union republics, of which Russia...

Eastern Europe, 1900–1970

Murray Fraser

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Murray Fraser is Professor of Architecture and Global Culture at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, UK. Trained both as an architect and architectural historian, in 2018 he received the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education. He is also Chair of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. The new Banister Fletcher edition is the product of a five-year partnership project between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the University of London and Bloomsbury Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alicja Gzowska

Alicja Gzowska is an art historian at the National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning in Warsaw, as well as a lecturer at the University of Warsaw, both in Poland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nataša Koselj

Nataša Koselj is an architect who teaches in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is also Chair of DOCOMOMO Slovenia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Europe’s eastern border is difficult to define, given the region’s complexities and long-standing influences from countries to the east. Hence there developed a structural division between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. The early...