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Building Modern Architecture: “In an Atmosphere of Genuine Creativity,” 1933–1939

Danilo Udovicki-Selb

Danilo Udovicki-Selb holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Architectural Avant-Gardes : Architecture and Stalin’s Revolution from Above, 1928–1938

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The difficulty in agreeing what “socialist” realism ought to mean in architecture was compounded by, as previously mentioned, the divergent stylistic preferences of the party’s top leadership, and of the professionals themselves...

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...

The Shaping of Architecture Ideology within the Stalinist Project: Unreachable “Proletarian” Architecture Yields to Unattainable “Socialist”

Danilo Udovicki-Selb

Danilo Udovicki-Selb holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Architectural Avant-Gardes : Architecture and Stalin’s Revolution from Above, 1928–1938

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Emblematic of the slowness of the efforts to Stalinize architecture, that is, to explain it in terms of an elusive “socialist” realism were the repeated postponements of the First Congress of the Union of Soviet Architects from 1933...

The Improbable March to the Congress: “Soviet Architecture Eaten by a Gangrene”

Danilo Udovicki-Selb

Danilo Udovicki-Selb holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is Professor of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Soviet Architectural Avant-Gardes : Architecture and Stalin’s Revolution from Above, 1928–1938

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The Union of Soviet Architects party cell of course did not miss Ginzburg’s determined essay published in the Gazeta two weeks earlier.Arhitekturnaja Gazeta 66, November 27, 1935, p. 3. Quite to the contrary. With the political situation...

Anti-architectures of self-incurred immaturity

Second World Postmodernisms : Architecture and Society under Late Socialism

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Little House-Sprit Kuzia, a popular Soviet children’s animation from 1984, opens with a heart-breaking scene of a wrecking ball demolishing an old peasant house – a victim of city growth and modernization. I am thankful to Ana Miljački...