Monday, 7 October 2013

Joe building: The Stalin memorial lecture - Jonathan Meades

Sketch of the proposed Stalinist Skyscraper
A sequel of sorts to Jerry Building this time examining Stalin and the Soviet Union.
First broadcast in 2006 this documentary examines the influence and importance of Soviet architecture during the Stalin years and its role in codifying the regimes ideology.

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  It's also that least Stalinist of endeavours, an attempt to tell at least partial truth about the past rather then rewrite it.

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