by Andrei Gozak & Andrei Leonidov. Edited and designed by Catherine Cooke. Photography by Igor Palmin. Published by Rizzoli, 1988. First American edition. Hardcover, black cloth. 216pp.300 illustrations, 80 in color. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket.
Ivan Leonidov (1902-1959) was surely one of the most innovative and humanistic architects to come out of early Russian modernism. His Constructivist-inspired projects embody the same revolutionary spirit as Vladimir Tatlin’s celebrated 1919 tower. In his later buildings, medieval Russian motifs mingle with pyramids, amphitheaters, pagodas, to reflect his love of Eastern and classical cultures. – Publishers Weekly.