• May 3rd, 2015

Discuss the Development of Soviet Realism

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Essay  Question:

The selection of Boris Iofan’s design as the winner of the Palace of the Soviets competition is often cited as the catalyst for a ‘retrospectivist’ movement in Soviet architecture. Discuss the development of Soviet realism in terms of its engagement with both avant-garde and historicist tendencies, and the degree to which architecture was used as a servant of political motives.

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- referencing: Chicago (Turabian) Style

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Unit description
This unit provides a basis to understand the relationship between contemporary architecture and its recent historical background. Building on the Level 1 survey units, it examines key periods and works in twentieth-century Western architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and art from the reformist movements of the late nineteenth century to the contemporary period. The theories and work of designers are discussed in relation to the major themes of modernism—industrial revolution, abstract formalism, expressionism, utopianism, the relation of architecture and ideology, functionalism, regionalism, environmental science and regional landscape planning, and recent reactions to modernist orthodoxy. The unit is intended to provide a useful introduction to important design philosophies of relevance to the contemporary culture of architecture.
Unit aims and objectives
This unit provides a basis to understand the relationship between contemporary architecture and its historical background. Building on the Level 1 survey units, it examines key periods and works in post 20th century architecture, landscape, architecture, urban design,
and art from the reformist movements of the late 19th century to the contemporary period. The theories and work of designers are discussed in relation to the major themes of modernism – industrial revolution, abstract formalism, expressionism, utopianism, the relation of architecture and ideology, functionalism, regionalism, environmental science and regional landscape planning, and recent reactions to modernist orthodoxy. The unit is intended to provide a useful introduction to important design philosophies of relevance to the contemporary culture of architecture.

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