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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

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... in the Soviet press at the time.For a discussion of both pavilions, see Danilo Udovički-Selb, “Facing Hitler’s Pavilion: The Uses of Modernity in the Soviet Pavilion at the 1937 Paris World’s Exhibition,” in Journal of Contemporary History...

A Call for the Party to Defend Modern Architecture: Stalin’s “Cultural Revolution” and the Aporia of “Proletarian Architecture”

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

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... and Ignatij Milinis’sIgnatij Milinis (b. 1899) had been Ginzburg’s student at the Vhutemas. 1930 Narkomfin, which can arguably represent the ultimate achievement of constructivism in its most authentic form.See Danilo Udovički-Selb, ed. The Narkomfin...

Continuity and Resistance: Designed Before 1932, Completed Down the Decade

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

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...On April 23, 1932, the Central Committee issued the fateful Postanovlenie “Ob Perestrojke LITHUDORG” (About the Reconstruction of Literary and Artistic Organizations), which targeted the independent art societies, including architecture...

Conclusion

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

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...The April 23, 1932 Central Committee decree on the dissolution of all—till then independent artistic groups—did not, nor did it later impose any stylistic direction. A single style was not even in the mind of the authors of the decree...

Introduction

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

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...Stalinism in architecture was abolished two and a half years after Stalin’s death with the stroke of a pen—on November 4, 1955. What ended was known as “socialist” realism—onerous classicizing eclecticism—struck down in a joint statement...

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

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... beginning: “Now that I finally can write freely to you [. . .]”Op. cit. Udovički-Selb, “C’était dans l’Air du Temps” in M. McLeod, ed. Charlotte Perriand.—now accepted to play a servile role, betraying his formerly like-minded colleagues. He...

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

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... to this segment of the text.See Alla G. Vronskaya “Invisible Colors: The Narkomfin House-Painting Experiment.” In Narkomfin, Moisej J. Ginzburg, Ignatij F. Milinis, O’NFM_6, ed. Danilo Udovički (Austin/Berlin, Tubingen: Center for American...