Viktor Aleksandrovich Vesnin

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Viktor Aleksandrovich Vesnin
Born April 9, 1882
Yuryevets
Died September 17, 1950
Moscow
Nationality Russian
Practice Vesnin Brothers, NKTP Architectural Board
Buildings DnieproGES
Projects Palace of Soviets, NKTP Building on Red Square

Viktor Aleksandrovich Vesnin (Russian:Виктор Александрович Веснин, 1882–1950), was a Russian Soviet architect. His early works (1909–1915) follow the canon of Neoclassicist Revival; in 1920's, he and his brothers Leonid (1880–1933) and Alexander (1883–1959) emerged as leaders of Constructivist architecture, the Vesnin brothers. After the crackdown on Constructivism in 1931-32 and until his death, Viktor Vesnin was the highest-ranked architect in Soviet system, heading the Union of Soviet architects and Academy of Architecture. As a lead architect for heavy construction, he supervised many industrial projects, but his own visionary drafts of this period never materialized.[1][2]

Selected Work[edit]

Mostorg department store, 1928
  • 1934 Commissariat of Heavy Industry Project
  • 1927-1932 DnieproGES, with Nikolai Kolli
  • 1930 Palace of Culture of the Proletarsky district, Moscow
  • 1928 House of Film Actors, Moscow
  • 1926 Mostorg department store, Moscow
  • 1924 Leningradskaya Pravda project
  • 1922-23 Palace of Labor project
  • 1915 Sirotkin House, Nizhny Novgorod
  • 1914 Mantashev Stables, Moscow Racetrack (with A.G.Izmirov, Alexander Vesnin) [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viktor Aleksandrovich Vesnin at the archINFORM database
  2. ^ www.utopia.ru
  3. ^ Russian:Памятники архитектуры Москвы, Окрестности старой Москвы, М., 2004, cтр.133, ISBN 5-98051-011-7