Catherine Cooke – Russia After Socialist Planning: An Audit of the Soviet Urban Legacy – Part 2



Lecture date: 2004-02-12

Concentrating on Moscow in the second lecture of the series, Catherine Cooke continues to examine the urban and architectural matrix inherited from the Soviet era and the strategies being used to develop it. A leading expert on Soviet avant-garde architecture and socialist urban planning, Cooke is a Lecturer in Design at the Open University. An architect, writer, editor, former chair of DOCOMOMO UK, and eminent Russian scholar, her books include Chernikhov, Fantasy and Construction: Iakov Chernikhov’s Approach to Architectural Design; Architectural Drawings of the Russian Avant-Garde; Uses of Tradition in Russian and Soviet Architecture; and Russian Avant-Garde: Theories of Art, Architecture and the City.

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