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David Sarkissyan (October 16, 2002)01:01:13

David Sarkissyan describes the establishment of the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow. He discusses his role as director of the museum, as well as current projects he is pursuing. He discusses plans for the restoration of the museum building, the former Talyzin city estate. He reviews the history of architecture in Russia, surveying typical Russian building typologies, including constructivist housing. He distinguishes architecture from the Soviet and pre-Soviet periods. Sarkissyan discusses effect of the revolution on the building in Soviet Russia, reviewing the most influential figures. He discusses the evolution of constructvism and its influence on contemporary architecture. Sarkissyan discusses a 2001 international architectural competition, Russia’s first since the Soviet era, for a new Mariinsky Theater. He discusses in detail the entry by Eric Owen Moss. He concludes with the hope of continued dialogue between Los Angeles and Moscow.

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