Stalin’s Architect

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This biography traces the remarkable life and career of Boris Iofan. The book is illustrated with many of Iofan’s previously unseen sketchbooks and photographs from private collections. This is a history of architecture, politics, and power.

ISBN: 9780500343555 Author: Sudjic, Deyan Publisher: Thames and Hudson Publication Date: 28th April 2022 Imprint: Thames and Hudson Cover: Hardback Dewey: 720.92 (edition:23) Pages: 320 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

The first biography to trace the remarkable life and career of Ukrainian-born Boris Iofan, beautifully illustrated with many of Iofan’s previously unseen sketchbooks and photographs from private collections.

This is a history of architecture, politics and power. Boris Iofan (1891-1976) made his mark as Stalin’s architect, both in the grand projects he achieved, such as the House on the Embankment, a megastructure of 505 homes for the Soviet elite, and through his unbuilt designs, in particular the Palace of the Soviets, a baroque Stalinist dream whose iconic image was reproduced throughout the Soviet Union. Iofan’s life and designs offer a unique perspective into the politics of twentieth-century architecture and the history of the Soviet Union.

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