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POST-CONSTRUCTIVIST SCHOOLS IN MOSCOW] Raport Lenintsev - shkoly postroeny [i.e. Report of Leninists - Schools Are Built]
Leninsk. raikom VKP(b) i Raisovet, Moscow, 1935. [32] pp.: ill. 37x27 cm. In original illustrated wrappers. Very good. Slightly restored and soiled, double-leaf in the middle partly detached. First and only edition. One of 2500 copies. Extremely rare with no copies in Worldcat. Photomontage design was produced by Sergei Pomanskii, a little-known artist who contributed to Goznak banknote designs for a long time. He participated in the 1961 monetary reform replacing Lenin's full-face portrait by his profile. This book was issued in the Goznak printing house. Interesting that the book cover also features a silhouette of Lenin behind Stalin's photograph in profile. Photographs were provided by Mikhail Dubnov. The book is related to the construction of 72 Moscow schools in 1935. It was implemented thanks to the early socialist emulation which grew up in the Stalinist era. Ten schools were built in the Lenin district: from the Kremlin to the Moscow University, including the most avant-garde city quarter along Shabolovskaya street. In the 1920s, a system of education was changed, schools were opposed to pre-revolutionary gymnasiums. According to N. Krupskaia, the focus of educational institutions was on polytechnic programs and children studied various technical professions in workshops and laboratories. Apart from that, new principles of education included self-education and a brigade approach to learning. For these purposes, it was important to give students more public spaces for interaction and leisure time areas. This influenced the organization of internal planning and the w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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