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Russian Architecture of the 20th Century

This course aims to provide a detailed study of the development of Russian architecture in the last century. The Soviet period is looked at from predominantly esthetic positions; therefore a habitual sociological approach is to be overcome in favor of a more neutral treatment of the political conditions and their influence on the changes of style experienced by the architecture of this country during more than 70 years of Soviet power. The personalities of the leading architects, their chief achievements, inner tensions of purely artistic, not ideological nature are moved to the forefront of discussion. The decline obviously suffered by Russian architecture in the second half of the past century will be consequently viewed as a result of the worldwide trends that transcend national and political borders.

Credits: 6/3

Course ID: ARTH_E_301


  • Sablin Ivan

Profile Art History

Semester: Fall

Complies with general requirements: No

Course Type: Elective Course

Language: English