The Fever Dream of Comrade Koolhaas
October 11, 2007 7:18 PM   Subscribe

Delirious Moscow: a survey on stellar and interstellar Soviet constructivist architecture, or, buildings in the time before Stalin (with pictures).
posted by Falconetti (6 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
great post, but the comments on the paper made me want to gouge my eyes out. That demjan asshat is really an asshat.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 8:10 PM on October 11, 2007

Thanks for posting this. I look forward to exploring the links in there - I love Chernikov's work particularly.
posted by peacay at 8:40 PM on October 11, 2007

I want a city where every building is like these.
posted by oddman at 9:08 PM on October 11, 2007

More proletarian visions [click the arrow icons*] at Unrealised Moscow: The Architecture of Moscow from the 1930s to the early 1950s:
Behind many grandiose projects one may often discern the desires of those endowed with power to affirm the greatness of this or that historical epoch. May the unrealised plans of these monumental buildings serve as a reminder that it is right and proper to build innovatively without destroying the historically valuable past. That which history has given us, both good and bad, is our undeniable heritage, and we must accept it as it is. Yet we should not forget the lessons history has taught us, for upon this hinges the future of Russia.
The Tsar couldn't have said it better.

*The arrow at the top of the home page starts a slide show (scroll down for commentary).
posted by cenoxo at 10:47 PM on October 11, 2007

Related: The Lost Vanguard exhibition currently at MoMA in NYC is great -- catch it if you get the chance (it closes on October 29).
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 11:21 PM on October 11, 2007

Oh, those crazy Russians (© Boney M)
posted by alexanderj at 1:25 AM on October 13, 2007

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