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Architecture of Leningrad Monthly Journal, issue # 2 (March - April), 1940.

Size: 11.5" x 9", 80 pp, Russian text. This is the monthly journal of the Leningrad Division of the Union of Soviet Architects. 1940 was the fifth year of its publication. The front cover is of dull dark olive color and devoid of any adornments, typical of the professional periodicals of the times.

In good to very good condition. The front cover is unglued from the front title page, with a slight tear next to the top staple. Other than that, there are only very minor scuffs and creases on the cover. The pages of the text block show only minor age toning. The back cover shows

Size: 11.5" x 9", 80 pp, Russian text. This is the monthly journal of the Leningrad Division of the Union of Soviet Architects. 1940 was the fifth year of its publication. The front cover is of dull dark olive color and devoid of any adornments, typical of the professional periodicals of the times.

In good to very good condition. The front cover is unglued from the front title page, with a slight tear next to the top staple. Other than that, there are only very minor scuffs and creases on the cover. The pages of the text block show only minor age toning. The back cover shows some scuffing and staining.

The journal opens with a letter from the delegates of the Second Conference of the Leningrad Division of the Union of Soviet Architects to Andrey Zhdanov, Secretary of the Central Committee as well as the Leningrad Regional and City Committees of the Communist Party. The letter glorifies Zhdanov's leadership and states a solemn promise by the architects to create architecture worthy of the Stalin Era.

Following that, the journal presents different projects of the new Leningrad city center. The architecture is in the typical pompous "imperial" style so prevalent in the Stalin era and overlapping in overall air and many elements with Speer's projects in Nazi Germany of the time.

Projects of new schools, theaters, cultural centers, etc. follow, offering style and constructional innovations.

Of interest is the back cover which features advertisements of various construction organizations of Leningrad and their services.
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