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Title: An Eldorado for the Working Class? The import of Constructivism and the Lubetkin Legacy
Authors: Hatherley, O.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Knowledge E
Citation: Hatherley O. An Eldorado for the Working Class? The import of Constructivism and the Lubetkin Legacy / O. Hatherley // Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017) (Ekaterinburg, Russia, 28–29 April, 2017). – Dubai : Knowledge E, 2018. – KnE Social Sciences, 3 (7). – pp. 216-230. – DOI 10.18502/kss.v3i7.2476
Abstract: This paper focuses on the work of a particular architect whose work between the 1920s and 1960s traverses of the Cold War divides between 'east' and 'west': Berthold Lubetkin. Beginning as a student at the Soviet institutions of the post-revolutionary period and then practicing in France and Britain as a paradoxically pro-Soviet emigre, Lubetkin introduced avant-garde ideas to apparently sleepy and anti-modernist Britain. Following his career over this long period, this paper tracks the manner in which his work responds to the development of Soviet architecture from Constructivism to Stalinism, in the apparently different economic and political context of post-war Britain, then embarking on an experiment in social democracy. It then discusses the way in which the buildings have been either conserved or not conserved in the context of neoliberalism in Britain, and the ways in which this does – or doesn't – contrast with contemporary Russian practice.
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Conference name: Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017)
Conference date: 28.04.2017-29.04.2017
WOS ID: WOS:000450628500015
ISSN: 2518-668X
DOI: 10.18502/kss.v3i7.2476
Origin: Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017). — Ekaterinburg, 2018
Appears in Collections:Междисциплинарные конференции, семинары, сборники

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