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

  • Alexander Rappaport Union of Moscow Architects; Union of Designers of Russia; UMA Internet-magazine “Architector”; International Association of Architecture Critics


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.
How to Cite
RAPPAPORT, Alexander. The Role of I. V. Stalin in the History of Architecture. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 47-48, p. 116-119, may 2016. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 jan. 2019. doi:


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