March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 1(61) March 2018

Issues in education

Simakova Yulia A.

PhD. (Cultural Studies),
Associate Professor at the Subdepartment of Cultural Studies and Design.
Ural Federal University,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: simakova_3@mail.ru

Kochneva Anfisa V.

Master’s Degree student,
Subdepartment of Cultural Studies and Design
Ural Federal University,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: kultu-ra@yandex.ru


The article deals with the issue of constructivist heritage conservation and the related semiotics surrounding it, which is underestimated by the city residents. The authors conclude that attracting attention to the problems of constructivist heritage requires the use of strong expressive means. One of such means is animation, whose characteristics (animation, live dynamism and prompt conveyance of ideas) can effectively reveal the entire semiotic set of the architectural heritage of constructivism.

Key words: architectural avant-garde, cultural heritage, Sverdlovsk constructivism, semiotic field, animation, artistic expressiveness


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Russian text of this article

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