Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018)

At the Fateful Turn — Russian Architects and the Revolution of 1917

Authors
Ilia Pechenkin, Yulia Starostenko
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Ilia Pechenkin
Available Online December 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.78How to use a DOI?
Keywords
architecture; architectural press; 1917; Russian revolution; First World War; professional communities; All-Russian Union of Architects
Abstract

The article examines the little-researched period of the history of Russian architecture, on the eve and during the revolution. Generally, architects in Russian Empire were interested neither in a social cataclysm nor in the fall of monarchy. However even this inert professional group had played its role in that fateful events. With the decline in the amount of civil construction and patriotic propaganda, the politicization of an architectural discourse has taken place. Stylistic controversies received a new value, but plans for the rational re-establishing of war-demolished cities and even capitals, which had to be occupied (e.g. Constantinople) became even more important. In the March of 1917 this ambition to rearrange the world has been easily converted into plans for the new democratic organization of the architectural community throughout the country — All-Russian Union of Architects. This association inspired by revolutionary romanticism was cancelled in 1918, when Bolshevik era began.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-627-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.78How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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