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Travels Across Russia: Avant-Garde Architecture in Moscow

Vladimir Shukhov, Shukhov Radio Tower, 1920–1922. Color slide, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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David Kogan, Artur Loleit, et al., Mosselprom Building, 1925. Original building by Nikolai Strukov, 1913. Color slide, 1996, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Boris Velikovskii, Gostorg Building, 1925–1927. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Boris Velikovskii, Gostorg Building, 1925–1927. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Grigorii Barkhin, Izvestiia Building, 1925–1927. Color slide, 1984, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Moisei Ginzburg, Gosstrakh (State Insurance Company) Apartment Building, 1926. Color slide, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Leyland Bus Garage, main facade, 1926–1927. Color slide, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Leyland Bus Garage, back facade, 1926–1927. Photograph, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Leyland Bus Garage, interior, 1926–1927. Photograph, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Ilia Golosov, Zuev House of Culture, 1927–1929. Color slide, 1980, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Ilia Golosov, Zuev House of Culture, 1927–1929. Color slide, 1980, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Moisei Ginzburg and Ignatii Milinis, Apartment House of People’s Commissariat of Finance (Narkomfin), Moscow River facade, 1928–1930. Color slide, 1980, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Moisei Ginzburg and Ignatii Milinis, Apartment House of People’s Commissariat of Finance (Narkomfin), main facade, 1928–1930. Color slide, 1984, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Moisei Ginzburg and Ignatii Milinis, Apartment House of People’s Commissariat of Finance (Narkomfin), side view, 1928–1930. Color slide, 1984, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Moisei Ginzburg and Ignatii Milinis, Apartment House of People’s Commissariat of Finance (Narkomfin), side view, 1928–1930. Color slide, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Moisei Ginzburg and Ignatii Milinis, Apartment House of People’s Commissariat of Finance (Narkomfin), interior, main corridor, 1928–1930. Color slide, 1984, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Moisei Ginzburg and Ignatii Milinis, Apartment House of People’s Commissariat of Finance (Narkomfin), service building, main facade, 1928–1930. Color slide, 1984, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Le Corbusier, Tsentrosoiuz Building, auditorium wing (left) and office block, 1928–1936. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Le Corbusier, Tsentrosoiuz Building, main facade, 1928–1936. Color slide, 1979, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Ivan Nikolaev, Student Village (Dom kommuna on Ordzhonikidze Street), dormitory, 1929–1930. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Ivan Nikolaev, Student Village (Dom kommuna), dormitory, main facade, right corner, 1929–1930. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Ivan Nikolaev, Student Village, courtyard view, Sanitation Block (left) and Instruction Block entrance, 1929–1930. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Ivan Nikolaev, Student Village, Sanitation Block, interior, rampway, 1929–1930. Color slide, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

Interior view of rampway between dormitory and Sanitation Block. Like Le Corbusier (in the Tsentrosoiuz Building), Nikolaev preferred ramps to stairs as a passage, in this case linking two of the main components of his Student Village for the Textile Institute.

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Ivan Nikolaev, Student Village, Social Block, 1929–1930. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Ivan Nikolaev, Student Village, Instruction Block, back facade, 1929–1930. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov house, view from Krivoarbatskii Lane, 1927–1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov house, back view, 1927–1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov house, living room, front window, 1927–1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov house, living room, front window, 1927–1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Truck Garage, Novoriazanskaia Street, 1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Gosplan Garage, 1936. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Svoboda Factory Club, 1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Svoboda Factory Club, back facade, 1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Dorkhimzavod Club, 1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Kauchuk Factory House of Culture, 1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Kauchuk Factory House of Culture, 1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Rusakov House of Culture, 1929. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Konstantin Melnikov, Rusakov House of Culture, side facade, 1929. Color slide, 1980, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Semyon Pen, Red Proletarian Printing Plant Club, 1930. Digital image, 2018, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Panteleimon Golosov, Pravda Building. Architect, 1930–1934. Color slide, 1990, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Alexander Vesnin, Viktor Vesnin, and Leonid Vesnin, Likhachev Factory Palace of Culture, 1930–1937. Color slide, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Alexander Vesnin, Viktor Vesnin, and Leonid Vesnin, Likhachev Factory Palace of Culture, interior, main vestibule, 1930–1937. Photograph, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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Ivan Fomin, People’s Commissariat of Transportation Building, 1932–1938. Color slide, 1994, copyright William Craft Brumfield

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