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August 3rd 1890, Moscow, Russia

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Moscow, Russia

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Vladimir Shukhov

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"Architecture is not the pursuit of utility of practicality. Architecture is beauty. No other kinds of architecture exist or can exist."
Konstantin Melnikov

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Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov (August 3, 1890 - November 28, 1974) was a Russian architect and painter. His architectural work, compressed into a single decade (1923-1933), placed Melnikov on the front end of 1920s avant-garde architecture. Although associated with the Constructivists, Melnikov was an independent artist, not bound by the rules of a particular style or artistic group. In 1930s, Melnikov refused to conform with the rising stalinist architecture, withdrew from practice and worked as a portrait painter and teacher until the end of his life.



Posted by Guest | Friday, May 17th, 2013 | 08:43am
the school is in Barnet, Hertfordshire.
Posted by Guest | Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 | 17:05pm
Hello Vivienne, where is this school exactly? Is it in Russia?
Posted by Guest | Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 | 16:35pm
In a local school there is a bas relief by Melnikov. Would this be by the same Konstantin Melnikov mentioned on this page? I would welcome a reply.

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