The Moscow Photographs

by Leslie Hossack

Showcased below are interpretative photographs of 15 Moscow landmarks.  To view larger images or to read more details about these Soviet structures, please scroll down to the eight previous posts featured here on Haute Vitrine.

Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Luzhniki Stadium    architects: A. Vlasov, I. Rozhin, A. Ullas, A. Khryakov; 1954-56

Small Arena, Luzhniki Sports Complex, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Small Arena, Luzhniki Sports Complex    architects: A. Vlasov, I. Rozhin, A. Ullas, A. Khryakov; 1954-56

Swimming Stadium, Luzhniki Sports Complex, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Swimming Stadium, Luzhniki Sports Complex    architects: A. Vlasov, I. Rozhin, A. Ullas, A. Khryakov; 1954-56

Lenin's Tomb, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Lenin’s Tomb    architect: A. Shchusev; 1929-30

Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Saint Basil’s Cathedral    architects: Barma, Postnik; 1555-60

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Bolshoi Theatre    architects: O. Bove, 1821-25; A. Cavos, 1856; restored 2005-11

Red Army Theatre, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Red Army Theatre    architects: K. Alabyan, V. Simbirtsev; 1934-40

City Hall, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

City Hall    architects: M. Kazakov, 1796; I. Fomin, 1930s; D. Chechulin, 1946

Dinamo Metro Station, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Dinamo Metro Station    architect: D. Chechulin, 1938

Ukraine Pavilion, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Ukraine Pavilion    architects: A. Tatsiy, K. Ivanchenko, 1938-39; renovated 1947-54

Main Entrance, Gorky Park, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Main Entrance, Gorky Park    architect of Gorky Park: K. Melnikov, 1928; entrance arch added 1955

Moskva Hotel, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Moskva Hotel    architects: A. Shchusev, L. Savelyev, O. Stapram, 1935; demolished 2004; shown above as rebuilt 2012

Lubyanka Building, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Lubyanka Building    architects: A. Ivanov, 1897; A. Shchusev, 1940-47, 1979-83

Russian White House, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Russian White House   architects: D. Chechulin, P. Shteller; 1965-81

Kotelnicheskaya Apartment Building, Moscow 2012 by Leslie Hossack

Kotelnicheskaya Apartment Building   architects: D. Chechulin, A. Rostkevsky; 1948-52

all photographs © Leslie Hossack 2012

The Moscow Photographs, a collection of limited edition fine art prints by Leslie Hossack, examine Joseph Stalin’s architectural legacy in Russia’s capital. The structures are linked to Stalin by era, architect and anecdote. Hossack painstakingly deconstructs these historic landmarks, revealing them as they appeared when the architects first put their designs on paper.

These images are part of Leslie Hossack’s larger body of work that explores Nazi architecture in Berlin, sacred sites in Jerusalem and a Cold War bunker in Ottawa. To view more images, please visit her website.  lesliehossack.com

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