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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...

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...

The Emergence and Diffusion of the Green Wedge Idea

Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira

Fabiano Lemes de Oliveira is a reader in architecture and urbanism at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His research interests include urban design theory, modern architecture history and exploring the relationship between modern planning ideas and landscape architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Green Wedge Urbanism : History, Theory and Contemporary Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This chapter focuses on the development of the green wedge idea from the beginning of the twentieth century to the outbreak of the Second World War.This chapter is derived, in part, from an article published in Planning Perspectives on 25...

Iconoclasm, Decay, and Destruction of Architectural Forms

Victor Buchli

Victor Buchli is Reader in Material Culture at the Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK, and Editor of Home Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Anthropology of Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...1 What is clear from the previous chapter is that bodies and buildings are difficult to disentangle. In some cases, buildings are more animate than living bodies, serving as the repository of ancestral substances and presences preexisting...

Sites of Politics: The Fourth Way of Becoming Political

Albena Yaneva

Albena Yaneva is Professor in Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester, UK, Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, UK and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, USA. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Five Ways to Make Architecture Political : An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...There are many sites where political action is being performed. We have already visited three of them and we have witnessed together three ways of activating the political in dwelling (Chapter 3), in design experimentation (Chapter 4...

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...

Russia, 1830–1917

Sam Omans

Sam Omans is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, USA. 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

...During the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire was a multi-ethnic territory. Its capital city, St Petersburg, and main commercial hub, Moscow, formed the dual poles of architectural culture. The cultural policy of national awakening...

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 widely 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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...