Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Institute of Modernism and Meganom office for architecture, presents a publication dedicated to the renowned Soviet architect Leonid Pavlov.
A student and friend of Alexander Vesnin and Ivan Leonidov, Pavlov started as a Constructivist and then produced historicist designs during the Stalin era, before returning to avant-garde forms in the mid-1950s and becoming one of the leading architects of Soviet Modernism. His last project—the Lenin Gorki Memorial—marked the transition to Postmodernist aesthetics in the Soviet Union.
During the presentation, architects and theorists will discuss the textual heritage of Pavlov—a rare Soviet architect who was also a prolific writer—and its role in the history of Soviet and world Modernism.
The book, released in both Russian and English language editions, describes Pavlov’s life and practice. It contains texts by Anna Bronovitskaya, Olga Kazakova, and Liya Pavlova, as well as Pavlov’s own selected writings, along with an illustrated catalogue of his complete works.