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Wandering the Streets of Socialism: A Discussion of the Street Photography of Arno Fischer and Ursula Arnold

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...Our understanding of East German society in the 1950s has been shaped by the propaganda images of heroic national reconstruction that were circulated in the press and state-sanctioned media of the day. In these photographs, the city...

Accommodation and Agitation in Sevastopol: Redefining Socialist Space in the Postwar ‘City of Glory’

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...In late 1949 city officials stretched a banner that read ‘Sevastopolians! What have you done for the restoration of your hometown ’Slava Sevastopolia (hereafter Slava), 4 November 1949, p. 1. The translation of rodnoi gorod as ‘hometown...

Living in the Russian Present with a German Past: The Problems of Identity in the City of Kaliningrad.

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...I would like to thank the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies, London, for its generous support of this project.Radio Armenia once asked ‘Is it possible to foretell the future?’Answer: ‘Yes, that is no problem: we know exactly what...

Curtains: Décor for the End of Empire

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...Within a polemic titled Advertisements for Architecture, Bernard Tschumi declared, ‘Architecture only survives where it negates the form that society expects of it. Where it negates itself by transgressing the limits that history has set...

Public Privacy in the Soviet Communal Apartment

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...The communal apartment (kommunalka) was an important feature of everyday life in the Soviet Union as well as being a place that has attracted the attention of foreign scholars interested in the unique forms of Soviet society.S. Boym, Common...

Soviet Exurbia: Dachas in Postwar Russia

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...Space was a state project for the Soviets. The post-revolutionary order was designed to create a new man by remaking his environment in the broadest sense: not only by eliminating political and social opposition, building factories...

Russia, 988–1475

Christopher Tadgell

Christopher Tadgell is an independent architectural historian based in Kent, England, UK, and author of Routledge’s seven-volume ‘Architecture in Context’ series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Slavic tribes – threatened by Huns, Avars and Turks – accepted protection from Vikings (Rus’), whose forts, notably in Novgorod and Kiev, protected river trade between the Black Sea and Baltic. Oleg of Novgorod took Kiev in 882 and traded...

Khrushchev's Children's Paradise: The Pioneer Palace, Moscow, 1958–1962

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...In this house the walls will teach.Should you ever be in Moscow, take a trip across the river to the green and pleasant area in the south-west of the city known today by its picturesque, traditional name, the Sparrow Hills (Vorob’evye...

Russia, 1475–1830

Neil Kent

Neil Kent was formerly a Professor of European Cultural History in St Petersburg, Russia. He is an Academic Fellow of the Cyber Conflict Documentation Project in Washington DC, USA, based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and also an Associate Professor at L’Ecole (Special) Militaire de St-Cyr, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Russia changed from a small state on Europe’s periphery to a powerful empire stretching from Baltic to Pacific, with few geographical features to protect it. Subjection to Tatars was oppressive, but enabled rulers of Muscovy, from which...

The Role of Monumental Sculpture in the Construction of Socialist Space in Stalinist Hungary

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...The first postwar May Day celebrations of 1945 saw major Budapest public spaces such as Heroes’ Square occupied by uncontrolled, heterogeneous crowds. Meanwhile, more orderly public celebrations were held at the Soviet war memorials...