The Role of I. V. Stalin in the History of Architecture

Alexander Rappaport

Abstract


The critique of “constructivism” and implementation of “stalinist empire” style in the USSR is regarded as a general trend in the course of revolutionary shift to modern mass society in the West culture, producing “kitch” as a hybrid of aristocratic and popular taste in urban environment. This turbulent process produces a total relativity of moral and artistic values, tastes and the concepts of style. The idea of truth and beauty becomes conventional. The future of postmodernist kitch is still obscure.

Keywords


kitch; taste; relativity; opinion; style; totalitarism; mass society



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.47-48.1010

DOI (PDF (Русский)): http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.47-48.1010.1000



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