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GEORGII KRUTIKOV: THE FLYING CITY AND BEYOND. S. O. Khan-Magomedov. Editorial Tenov, Barcelona, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 160 pp. with 100 ills. (10 col.). 20 x 15 cm. ISBN 9788493923181 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: 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 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 more. 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.
Artist(s):Krutikov, Georgii
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 167120
Paperbound $26.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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