Das große Moskau, das es niemals gab.

Das große Moskau, das es niemals gab.

Bauten der sowjetischen Avantgarde im zeitgenössischen Moskau

E. Shapiro-Obermair/W. Obermair

With contributions by Nikolai Assejew, Kirill Faradzhev, Sergei Nikitin, Iwan Sablin, Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair and photographs by Ulrike Boehm, Vera Faber, Julia Jungfer

Germ./Russ., 204 p., 16,5 x 21,3 cm, numerous color and b&w images, paperback


ISBN 978-3-85160-137-4

€ 24,00 [A]

€ 23,30 [D]

The volume documents architecture of the Soviet avant-garde in Moscow and the present situation. Besides four controversial essays by younger generation Russian authors and a narrative by N. Aseyev of 1925, the book contains an extensive illustrated section. The main focus is on the building types of the 1920s: working-men’s clubs, canteen kitchens, community houses, bread factories, garages, public schools. Many of these so-called “Buildings of the Second Plan“ were rediscovered only recently. The publication responds to today’s question of conservation or demolition with a psychograph of a Moscow that never existed. The editors offer insights into the current discourse as a platform for the necessary and in Moscow still outstanding discussion on architectural heritage and urban space.