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Introduction by Barry Bergdoll

Vanguard Lost and Found:

Vanguard Lost and Found: Soviet Modernist Architecture between Peril and Preservation

Symposium: Saturday, September 29, 2007

Following the seminal "Heritage at Risk" conference held in Moscow in April 2006, this symposium addresses pressing issues in the preservation of the modernist legacy of the most significant edifices built by radical Soviet architects in the 1920s and 1930s. Through two keynote addresses, case studies, and a roundtable discussion, Russian, European, and American architects, historians, and policymakers explore the current situation and eventual destiny of Soviet avant-garde architecture, which is increasingly threatened by neglect and speculative development.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922—32 Photographs by Richard Pare.

The symposium is made possible by the World Monuments Fund - Modernism at Risk Program sponsored by Knoll, Inc., Julie L. Rasmussen, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee.


Introduction by Barry Bergdoll

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