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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture - History

Postgraduate Course: Modern Architecture in Russia, 1890-1940 (ARCH11236)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe first decades of the twentieth century witnessed revolutionary transformations in the cultural and political life of the Russian world. In this period architecture both responded to and accelerated processes of aesthetic and social change. This course examines the architecture of the Russian Empire and, in turn, the Soviet Union from the 1890s to the 1930s.
Course description The course will describe the emergence of distinctly Russian approaches to modern design before World War I and the role of Classicism in the formation of early Soviet architecture. It will also address the development of Constructivism, Rationalism and other approaches to architecture and the city. Special attention will be devoted to the international dimension of Russian and Soviet architecture. The work of Fedor Shekhtel, Ivan Fomin, Ivan Zholtovskii, Konstantin Melnikov, the Vesnin brothers, Ivan Leonidov, among others, will be addressed in detail. Students will gain a sophisticated understanding of the complex relationships between architecture and the political, cultural, and technological revolutions that characterize this period.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. advanced knowledge and understanding of architecture in Russia and the Soviet Union in the period c1890 and c1940
  2. critical understanding of the cultural and political context of architectural production in the period covered by this course
  3. an ability to reflect critically on architecture┐s role in social change
  4. a sophisticated understanding of the complex relationship between aesthetics and politics in architecture
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsRussia,Soviet Union,Architecture
Contacts
Course organiserDr Richard Anderson
Tel: (131 6)50 8204
Email: Richard.P.Anderson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Siobhan Byron
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744
Email: siobhan.byron@ed.ac.uk
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