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SOVIET ARCHITECTURE: GINZBURG , KHIGER AND SEMENOV] Voprosy arkhitektury: Sbornik statei [i.e. Architecture Issues: A Collection of Articles]
[Moscow]: Izogiz, 1935. 208 pp.: ill. 30x21,5 cm. In original printed wrappers. Covers slightly soiled and spine chipped, otherwise a very good and internally clean copy. A valuable piece of a historical evidence on Moscow reconstruction of 1935, Ginzburg's constructivist project of Moscow-Donbass Highway and Khiger's civil housing critics (communal houses). First and only edition. One of 6000 copies. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, plans and drawings. Wrappers and title page by I.F. Rerberg (1892-1957), master of the Soviet wrapper design. The collection was published by the Union of Soviet Architects (the union was formed in 1932 after the demolition of all other architectural unions). It's interesting that in the preface it is stated that a few statements from the authors are controversial (regarding historical aspects) but they were not removed to generate a healthy creative discussion. The edition is divided into two sections - a historical part includes works on Egyptian architecture, sculpture in architecture, architecture and planning of Versailles Park, but most valuable articles in the second part on architectural reconstruction of Moscow (by Vladimir Semenov), architectural design of Moscow-Donbass Railroad (by famous Soviet architect Moisei Ginzburg), problems of civil housing on Soviet architecture (by Roman Khiger, architecture critic and writer). "Moscow must become the best city in the world" - that was the intent of a massive reconstruction planned in 1935. It was the first complex reconstruction plan of Moscow. Semenov was one of t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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