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Stalin’s Architect: Power and Survival in Moscow (2022)

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ISBN: 9780500343555
Artist(s): Boris Iofan
Author(s): Deyan Sudjic
Format: hardback
Edition: First Edition
Year published: 2022
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Total Pages: 320
Illustrations: Profusely illustrated

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The first biography to trace the remarkable life and career of Ukrainian-born Boris Iofan, beautifully illustrated with many of Iofan’s previously unseen sketchbooks and photographs from private collections.

This is a history of architecture, politics and power. Boris Iofan (1891–1976) made his mark as Stalin’s architect, both in the grand projects he achieved, such as the House on the Embankment, a megastructure of 505 homes for the Soviet elite, and through his unbuilt designs, in particular the Palace of the Soviets, a baroque Stalinist dream whose iconic image was reproduced throughout the Soviet Union. Iofan’s life and designs offer a unique perspective into the politics of twentieth-century architecture and the history of the Soviet Union.

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