Monday, April 11, 2005

Unrealised Moscow

This look at "Unrealised Moscow" demonstrates that the Stalinists' taste in architecture was about as poor as their taste in clothes or economic plans. The Palace of the Soviets (note some of the big names who submitted proposals!), the Hotel of the Moscow City Soviet, and the Aeroflot Building are all monumentally atrocious. The artistic renditions of the various proposed buildings, on the other hand, are gorgeous - subtle and rich, in a way that current digital renderings are not.


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