Adolfovich Levinson

Russia • 1894−1968

Biography and information

Training in WAH was held at the faculty of architecture. Thesis - the Mausoleum-a monument to the leaders of the revolution.

Member-correspondent of the Academy of architecture of the USSR (from 1941), doctor of architecture (1946). He studied at ISI (1915-16), graduated from the College (1924-27). In the early 1920s, the theater was. artist in Odessa. Archit. activity is connected mostly. with L. In the early period of creativity - repr. constructivism: the building of a dispensary (prosp Elizarova, 32, 1928-30, L. V. Rudnev, I. I. Fomin and others), lived. the house at 55 Kamennoostrovsky Avenue (1929-30, with A. M. Sokolov) and on Pesochnaya emb., 20 (1930-36). In the late constructivism made 1st lived. house of the Leningrad city Council (13 Karpovka river embankment; 1931-35, with Fomin), characterized by dynamics and plasticity. expression of curved and rectangular volumes, DK im. Lensoveta (Kamennoostrovsky Avenue, 42; 1931-38, V. O. Munz) and House easy-prom-STI (44-46 Voznesensky Avenue 1932-35, with Fomin) with decorative. elements of the facades in the spirit of art Deco. From the middle. The 1930s turned to the modernization of classical. heritage, creating a unique neoclassical style. In the building of Nevsky district Council (Obukhovskoy Oborony Avenue, 163, 1936-39), the building of the Ivanovo street (1937-40), he lived. homes on Petrovskaya emb., 8 (1938-40) and Moskovsky prosp., 145 and 147 (1938-40, all with Fomin and others) Chapter theme are the rows of tall pillars, emphasizing the monumentality and the large scale of the composition. In the 1940s he participated in the construction of Magnitogorsk, built lived. house in Moscow, have carried out low-rise buildings of the blocks on the street Krupskaya in Leningrad In the works of post-war restoration. years can be traced to the reinforcement of retrospective nature and decoration: lived. the house on the street Pestel, 1/12 (1947-49), station in the town of Pushkin (1948-50; Stalin prize, 1951), the metro station "Avtovo" (1950-55 with A. A. Hrushka). Special attention was paid to the synthesis of arts. Turn to generalizing lapidary forms is reflected in the ensemble of the Piskarevsky memorial cemetery (1955-60, with A.V. Vasilyev, sculptor. V. V. Isaeva, R. K. Taurit, etc.). The last stage of work was connected with neo-constructivism is a return to a strict functionality and laconicism of clear three-dimensional compositions: Sovetskaya hotel (Lermontovsky prospect, 43/1, 1963-68), DK "Nevsky" (prospect Obukhovskoy Oborony, 32, 1968-72) etc. based On the methods of industry. construction led the construction lived. blocks in the Nevsky district. He taught at the school. the Institute of municipal str-VA - Leningrad. ing.-builds. the Institute (1940-46), led the workshop in ARTS (1941-68; Professor from 1947). He lived at 55 Kamennoostrovsky Avenue (1931-68; MEM. Board). He was buried at Serafimovskoe cemetery.

Lit.: Ol G. A., Levinson, E. E. Eugene Levinson. L., 1976.

(author -B. M. Kirikov)