Video Archive | Architecture in the Soviet Union (11)

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Michlig presents a series of collages in which areas populated by text are extracted. He describes this process as a destruction...
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Sarkissyan discusses effect of the revolution on the building in Soviet Russia, reviewing the most influential figures. He...
David Sarkissyan
David Sarkissyan describes the establishment of the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow. He discusses his role as...
Catherine Cooke
Catherine Cooke surveys the context of the early Soviet Union with regard to architectural design. She discusses constructivism,...
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Ann Zollinger and Margaret Crawford introduce Catherine Cooke. Cooke surveys the context of the early Soviet Union with regard...
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Catherine Cooke reviews the impact of constructivist methods. She discusses the efficient and economical housing which developed...
Catherine Cooke Q&A
For thirty minutes, Catherine Cooke responds to questions from the audience about constructivism and the relevance of the...
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For thirty minutes, Catherine Cooke responds to questions from the audience about constructivism and the relevance of the ...

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Michlig presents a series of collages in which areas populated by text are extracted. He describes this process as a destruction of language and a reconstitution meaning. Next, Michlig explains his inspiration from the pioneers of Soviet architecture and their interest in public formats for communication. He then addresses the influence of political theorist Herbert Marcuse while referencing his thesis on the individualized society.


David Sarkissyan

David Sarkissyan describes the establishment of the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow. He discusses his role as director of the museum, as well as current projects he is pursuing. He discusses plans for the restoration of the museum building, the former Talyzin city estate. He reviews the history of architecture in Russia, surveying typical Russian building typologies, including constructivist housing. He distinguishes architecture from the Soviet and pre-Soviet periods. Sarkissyan discusses effect of the revolution on the building in Soviet Russia, reviewing the most influential figures. He discusses the evolution of constructvism and its influence on contemporary architecture. Sarkissyan discusses a 2001 international architectural competition, Russia’s first since the Soviet era, for a new Mariinsky Theater. He discusses in detail the entry by Eric Owen Moss. He concludes with the hope of continued dialogue between Los Angeles and Moscow.

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Catherine Cooke

Catherine Cooke surveys the context of the early Soviet Union with regard to architectural design. She discusses constructivism, arguing for its relevance in the transition from the machine age to the information age. Cooke contrasts the constructivist focus on the material reality with the supremacists’s lack of concern for physical space or material. She reviews the work of Vladimir Tatlin and his influence on the constructivist scene. Cooke explains key terms and interests of the constructivists, including the tectonics and machine thinking. Catherine Cooke reviews the impact of constructivist methods. She discusses the efficient and economical housing which developed as a response to the housing shortage in the Soviet Union. She reviews different approaches to urbanism in Soviet cities, including proposals for alternative forms of settlement, and the integration of rural and urban populations. Cooke emphasizes distance measured by time, inverting the spatial conventions of traditional urban planning. Cooke concludes with a review of contemporary architects, such as Bernard Tschumi and Rem Koolhaas, who have been influenced by constructivism.

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September 16, 1988 | Video Lecturer:

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Ann Zollinger and Margaret Crawford introduce Catherine Cooke. Cooke surveys the context of the early Soviet Union with regard to architectural design. She discusses constructivism, arguing for its relevance in the transition from the machine age to the information age. Cooke contrasts the constructivist focus on the material reality with the supremacists’s lack of concern for physical space or material. She reviews the work of Vladimir Tatlin and his influence on the constructivist scene. Cooke explains key terms and interests of the constructivists, including the tectonics and machine thinking.


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View the Full Video: Catherine Cooke
September 16, 1988 | Video Lecturer:

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Catherine Cooke reviews the impact of constructivist methods. She discusses the efficient and economical housing which developed as a response to the housing shortage in the Soviet Union. She reviews different approaches to urbanism in Soviet cities, including proposals for alternative forms of settlement, and the integration of rural and urban populations. Cooke emphasizes distance measured by time, inverting the spatial conventions of traditional urban planning. Cooke concludes with a review of contemporary architects, such as Bernard Tschumi and Rem Koolhaas, who have been influenced by constructivism.


Catherine Cooke Q&A

For thirty minutes, Catherine Cooke responds to questions from the audience about constructivism and the relevance of the constructivist heritage.

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