A History of Russian Exposition and Festival Architecture : 1700-2014 Hardback
Edited by Alla (State Institute of Arts Russia) Aronova, Dr. Alexander (California State Polytechnic University Pomona) Ortenberg
Part of the Routledge Research in Architecture series
This collection of thirteen vignettes addresses several important episodes in the history of Russian temporary architecture and public art, from the royal festivals during the times of Peter the Great up to the recent venues including the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The forms and the circumstances of their design were drastically different; however, the projects discussed in the book share a common feature: they have been instrumental in the construction of Russia's national identity, with its perception of the West - simultaneously, a foe and a paragon - looming high over this process.
The book offers a history of multidirectional relationships between diplomacy, propaganda, and architecture.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 328 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 70 Halftones, black and white; 72 Illustrations, black
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/09/2018
- Category: History of architecture
- ISBN: 9781138207554