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The architects of the socialist era were all but "brainwashed"

28 May 2014 / 13:05:03  GRReporter
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    Of course not, because architecture is always much more than an order. The architect is the one who creates the appearance of a building, not the commissioner. The architect works according to his conscience. Creativity that does not follow one’s conscience is not creativity. On the other hand, an artist remains an artist during the term of every government. As to the creators of the mausoleum, Georgi Ovcharov and Racho Ribarov, we can say about them the same we said about the creators of the Largo complex, namely that it is hard to imagine them "brainwashed". A cultural fact such as the mausoleum of Georgi Dimitrov is something more than a job assigned and its purpose. Such monuments of culture must be preserved, albeit reconstructed, in order for us not to run out of memory.

Tags: Sots ArtArchitectsStalinist baroqueParty HouseMausoleum of Georgi Dimitrov
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