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Soviet Architecture from 1922 to 1932 August 4, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Architecture.

“Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922-32” in an exhibition hosted at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, documenting the changes, ideas, techniques and projects in the Soviet avant-garde architecture, in the first decade after the Revolution.

Most of the projects presented in this show, although they are an important part of the history of modern architecture, have rarely been exhibited or published before, remaining a mistery even for specialists. These modern and often strage projects had not only been dedicated to Moscow or St Petersburg, but also throughout the former Soviet Union.

The most important part of the exhibition is a selection of 80 photographs made by the architect and photographer Richard Pare, who travelled several times between 1992 – 2002, gathering almost 10.000 images of these forgotten project, many of them nearly destroyed by the passing of time. To complement the works of Pare the curators have also selected several Soviet newspapers and magazines from that time, to build the historical context needed.

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