Georgii Krutikov: The Flying City and Beyond

Georgii Krutikov The Flying City and Beyond In while a student of architecture at the Moscow Vhutemas Georgii Krutikov presented a vision for a flying city More than just a flight of architectural fancy Krutikov s flying city was a utop

  • Title: Georgii Krutikov: The Flying City and Beyond
  • Author: S. O. Khan-Magomedov Christina Lodder
  • ISBN: 9788493923181
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1927, while a student of architecture at the Moscow Vhutemas, Georgii Krutikov presented a vision for a flying city More than just a flight of architectural fancy, Krutikov s flying city was a utopian dream, a plan to solve the seemingly intractable problems of overcrowding and resource depletion by moving humanity s living quarters to space Inspired in equal parts byIn 1927, while a student of architecture at the Moscow Vhutemas, Georgii Krutikov presented a vision for a flying city More than just a flight of architectural fancy, Krutikov s flying city was a utopian dream, a plan to solve the seemingly intractable problems of overcrowding and resource depletion by moving humanity s living quarters to space Inspired in equal parts by sci fi dreams of space travel and the revolutionary idealism that still percolated in the Soviet Union at that time, Krutikov created an incredible amount of detailed information about his city sketches, drawings, plans, and Krutikov s flying city has been cited as a major influence on Russian modernism for decades, yet little has been written about the design, its creator, or his subsequent architectural career This beautifully illustrated book fills that gap, presenting a detailed study of Krutikov s scheme and its underlying ethos, then tracing Krutikov s later work as an architect It will interest and amaze all fans of the avant garde, architecture, and Russian history.

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    1. There is not really much in the way of a regular biography here, but a look at Krutikov's early architectural imaginings. It is also an introduction, more a hint of the amazing story of the Vkhutemas (acronym for the Higher Artistic and Technical Studios -- architectural studios), two competing schools of the 1920s avant-garde. Aleksandr Vesnin led the Constructivist school, and Nikolai Lavovskii led the Rationalist. Krutikov was one of Lavovskii's students, and his diploma project that of desig [...]

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