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December 14, 2009

Iakov Chernikhov

"The architectural fantasies of Iakov Chernikhov, even if not implemented, have provided subsequent generations with the opportunity to comprehend the great art of architecture in all its immeasurable richness and beauty."

Iakov Chernikhov (1889-1951) was an architect, a graphic artist and a pedagogue.

Chernikhov published in Leningrad a series of books of architectural fantasies that made him famous worldwide and earned him the title of “Soviet Piranesi”:

*Fundamentals of Modern Architecture (1929-1930)
*Construction of Architectural and Machine Forms (1931)
*Architectural Fantasies. 101 Compositions (1933)

"Architectural fantasy in all cases propels the culture of architectural problems, and with the freshness of new thoughts, with the transition to new phases of architectural creativity, it serves as the best aid in real design work."

Architectural Fantasies, Fantasy #89

Architectural Fantasies, Fantasy #5

You can check out these books at Art, Architecture and Engineering Library:

Fantasy and Construction NA1199.C43 F311 1984

Jakov Černichov : sowjetischer Architekt der Avantgarde NA 1199 .C43 J35 1995

Art, Architecture and Engineering Special Collections Library has Architectural Fantasies. 101 Compositions
NA 2760 .C451 1933

via Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation

Posted by verdiyan at December 14, 2009 01:00 PM


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