Architecture/Design

Architecture and Design includes both appreciations of particular buildings such as Benois' de luxe history of Tsarskoe selo and treatises on architectural evolution such as Lissitzky's ASNOVA. Monographic histories of Russian architecture and civil engineering such as Romanovich's two-volume survey are also included as are theoretical tracts such as Chernikhov's investigation into machine forms; the Section now contains most of Lukomsky's published books. Several unusual themes such as the buildings of sports complexes and Soviet landscape gardening are also represented. The Section carries a substantial run of yearbooks published by the Society of Architects and Artists and other professional associations. Design embraces the applied. functional, and decorative arts with particular emphasis on practical manuals for embroidery, dress-making, ceramics, and wood-carving.