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Lost Vanguard: Russian Modernist Architecture 1922-1932
by Richard Pare
The Lost Vanguard documents the work of modernist architects in the Soviet Union during the years following the 1917 revolution and civil war. In little more than a decade, some of the most radical buildings of the twentieth century were completed by a small group of architects who developed a new architectural language in support of new social goals of communal life. Rare ...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published May 10th 2007 by The Monacelli Press
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Wow. Amazing photography of Stalinist/Constructivist era Soviet architecture by a first-class architectural photographer, this book was published along with a show by the same name in 2007 at the MoMA. Thus, it's really an exhibition catalog and to that end, it contains a good write-up on its topic that is designed for an interested but not expert reader. The essays are quality, to be sure, but the photos are what take the cake here. Many of these buildings had by the time of the show/publicatio ...more