The Death of the Boulevard

  • Elena Bagina Institute of Construction of Ural Federal University named after B. N. Yeltsin
  • Arina Leizerova OOO “Energostroyresurs-2000”; Institute of Construction and Architecture of Ural Federal University named after B. N. Yeltsin

Abstract

The boulevard is viewed in historical perspective, from the late 18th to the 20th century. The article points out the change in the cultural functions of the boulevard and in the rituals of human behavior. It features the flanerie phenomenon. The authors link the destruction of bourgeois culture with democratization of the society and development of transport in the first half of the 20th century. They give grounds for criticism of the contemporary design of boulevards. Revitalization of boulevards involves searching for new forms corresponding to contemporary
culture.

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How to Cite
BAGINA, Elena; LEIZEROVA, Arina. The Death of the Boulevard. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 56, p. 66-69, aug. 2018. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <http://www.projectbaikal.com/index.php/pb/article/view/1324>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.56.1324.

Keywords

boulevard; history of occurrence of boulevards; philosophy of the Enlightenment and Romanticism; contemplative aristocrat; flaneur-bourgeois; boulevard culture; democratization of the society of the early 20th century; life of boulevards

Published
2018-08-13