A Modernist Architectural and Aesthetic Theory Database

by ytheory

El Lissitzky, Wolkenbügel, from on Strastnoj Boulevard, 1925.

Ross Wolfe over at Charnel House (see links) has just launched a fantastic resource for all students of modernist architecture, aesthetics and urbanism (see link to ‘modernist architecture’):

“Over the next couple weeks, I’m planning to post a flurry of full-text books and articles from the annals of modernist architectural and aesthetic theory.  After they’re all up, I’m going to catalog it so that it’s easily searchable.  They’re all going to be translated primary source documents that (at least to my knowledge) aren’t already up on the web.  With the Russian texts, I’m going to post the Russian along with my own translations, which will be forthcoming.  A lot of this material has never been translated.  All non-Russian sources are translated by someone else or were originally written in English.”