Professor Emeritus Dr. Lewis Siegelbaum recently published a chapter in Detroit-Moscow-Detroit: An Architecture for Industrialization, 1917-1945 (M.I.T. Press). The book’s first chapter, Valerian Osinskii, the American Automobile, and the Campaign to Overcome Russian Roadlessness in the 1920s-1930s is Siegelbaum’s contribution.
The chapter describes how the United States served as the inspiration for Soviet imaginings of a powerful automobile industry and cross-continental roads. Additionally, Siegelbaum’s chapter is accompanied by nine engaging photographs.
Detroit-Moscow-Detroit: An Architecture for Industrialization, 1917-1945 illustrates the effects of industrialization and globalization on U.S. and Soviet cultures, architecture, and urban history. This publication can serve as a resource for designers, architects, and scholars of architectural, urban, and twentieth-century history.
For more information, visit Detroit–Moscow–Detroit (mit.edu)