Architecture of the Off-Modern

Architecture of the Off-Modern
Library Shelf Location 10.BOYM
Publication Date 14 Nov 2012

Svetlana Boym's Architecture of the Off-Modern is an imaginative tour through the history and afterlife of Vladimir Tatlin's legendary but unbuilt Monument to the Third International of 1920. Generally considered to be the defining expression of architectural constructivism, the structure was envisioned as a towering symbol of modernity and a twisting, turning memorial and media center for the Bolshevik Revolution that would have dwarfed the Eiffel Tower. Boym traces the vicissitudes of Tatlin's tower from its reception in the 1920s to its privileged recall in "the reservoir of unofficial utopian dreams" of the Soviet era. Boym offers an alternative history of modernism, postulating the "architecture of adventure" as a poetic model for "third route" thinking about technology, history, and aesthetic culture.

ISBN 9781616891039
Quantity 1
Pages 80
Author Svetlana Boym
Format Paperback
Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Related Artist Vladimir Tatlin
Category Architecture (category)
Keywords Architecture, modernity
Related City/Region St. Petersburg
Related Country/Global Region Russia
Artist's Nationality Russian
Language English

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