Introduction to Russian Architecture
The effect that architecture has on people therefore could be found equally in the symbolical order and on the level of simple day-to-day interactions.
Perhaps it is fruitful to look for answers not only in the particular constructions, which have a clear symbolically charged national identification, but also in the typical and the banal, such as, for example, backyards and playgrounds or in the choreography of panel houses. In a totalitarian state mass production and cloning of tested patterns are the main approach to the construction of the cities. A "typical" courtyard can be found in every Russian city and in every Russian city there is a Lenina street.
This section is a profane investigation, which offers a glance on how architecture shapes the character of the town and of its citizens.
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