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Tatlin, Vladimir (1885–1953) By Johnson, Michael

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1053-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 29 September 2023, from


The Russian artist and architect Vladimir Tatlin was one of the central figures in the Russian avant-garde in the years surrounding the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. The progenitor and major theorist of Russian Constructivism, he was instrumental in developing the machine aesthetic that became a central component of modernist architecture and design. He is best known for his unrealized, but visionary design for a giant tower, the Monument to the Third International, which exemplified constructivist theory and practice.

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Johnson, Michael. "Tatlin, Vladimir (1885–1953)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 29 Sep. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1053-1

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