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Amerikanist Dreams

Owen Hatherley, 21 October 2021

Building a New World: Amerikanizm in Russian Architecture 
by Jean-Louis Cohen.
Yale, 544 pp., £30, September 2020, 978 0 300 24815 9
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Moscow Monumental: Soviet Skyscrapers and Urban Life in Stalin’s Capital 
by Katherine Zubovich.
Princeton, 280 pp., £34, January, 978 0 691 17890 5
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... cupola of the Singer Building.These extraordinary​ towers are the subject of Katherine Zubovich’s Moscow Monumental, which along with Michał Murawski’s The Palace Complex – a very funny but also serious account of the Palace of Culture and Science, their Soviet-designed cousin in Warsaw – historicises buildings that have ...

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