Stalinist monumental art and architecture, and the "immortalization of memory"
This thesis analyzes the “immortalization of memory” policy of the Stalinist regime in the USSR (1932-1954), a program that sought to ensure that contemporaneous events and individuals would be remembered by posterity, in perpetuity. “Immortalization,” I argue, was carried out through the construction of dedicated monumental art and architecture, which were built to last for centuries and were placed under a strong preservation regime.
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