Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935

Vist to Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935 exhibition at the Royal Academy London

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/building-the-revolution/

After catching the communist architecture bug from a recent trip to Berlin I visited the Royal Academy’s Soviet architecture exhibition which focuses on the pre-Stalin period of 1915-35.

Firstly I was a bit shocked at the £9 entry fee and felt pretty bad for Liz’s sister who was along for the day. I feel a tad annoyed also to have to pay so much money to see a socialism exhibit.

Anyway, once we were in the gallery the photographs of the buildings were large and beautifuly shot. Some were accompanied with original designs and artworks that had influenced. The buildings were grouped into sections such as industry and leisure.

I’m sure it would have been a tough life back then but I felt a kind of optimism and excitement when looking at the exhibit. The grand ideas, the social plans and the will really came through.

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