About Methodology and Ideology of Historical Research on Soviet Architecture and Town Planning

Mark Meerovich

Abstract


Methodological issues of historical research on architecture and town planning of the Soviet period are represented in the article within a new paradigm, which is called by the author ‘a political history of Soviet architecture and town planning’. Its subject is how architects that became ‘government officials’ were made dependent on the power, how housing and town-planning policy was predetermined by external circumstances and how designing was considered as production but not as creation.


Keywords


Methodology; architectural studies; design creating; history; Soviet architecture; Soviet town planning



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.42.775

DOI (PDF (Русский)): http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.42.775.767



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