A Guide to the Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection, 1980-2012 Sokolina, Anna P. Architectural Collection, Ms2002-051

A Guide to the Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection, 1980-2012

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2002-051


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2002-051
Title
Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection, 1980-2012
Physical Characteristics
4 boxes, 2 oversize folder, 3 oversize flat-boxes; 5 cu. ft.
Creator
Anna P. Sokolina
Language
English, German, Russian
Abstract
Anna P. Sokolina is an architectural historian. The majority of the collection consists of her publications, professional documentation, conferences participation, exhibit catalogs, teaching materials, and materials related to her involvement in the International Archive of Women in Architecture.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection, Ms2002-051 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection was donated to the IAWA at Special Collections in June 2002 by its creator. Additions were made to the collection in October 2003, November 2005, October 2007, October 2011, October 2016, and March 2017.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Anna P. Sokolina Architectural Collection was performed in 2002. Additional materials were integrated into the collection in December 2007, December 2011, and October 2016.


Biographical Information

Anna P. Sokolina is an architecture/art historian, author, educator, and curator born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia. She received her Masters in Architecture degree from the Moscow Architectural Institute (1980) and her PhD in Architecture and Landmarks Preservation from the Russian Academic Research Institute for the Theory of Architecture and Urban Design (1992). In 2001, Sokolina completed the Certificate Program in Arts Administration at New York University School of Professional Studies.

She interned at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Guggenheim Museum New York, and the Public Design Commission of the City of New York. She contributed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Education Department, and the Morgan Library; worked as Architect at CNIITIA Moscow, and as Research Associate at VNIITAG and the Cultural Heritage Database Project in NYC; Curator of Exhibitions at the Tabakman Art Museum; and a tenure-track faculty at Miami University Department of Architecture + Interior Design where she also served on the Council on Diversity, REEE Curriculum Committee, Havighurst Advisory Committee, and coordinated Cage Gallery.

She was named the Milka Bliznakov Scholar by the International Archive of Women in Architecture Center and served as its first elected Honorary Advisor. In addition, she served as a Board Member and sustaining member of the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA). In 2016, Sokolina was elected as SHERA Liaison to the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).

Her academic interests are focused on transformative, utopian and marginal trends in art and architecture that ignite cross-disciplinary discourse, and on uncovering the narratives of women in architecture. Sokolina has published over 90 research papers, essays, abstracts, and reviews . Sokolina has also edited two editions of the monographic anthology, Architecture and Anthroposophy, in which twenty-seven distinguished subject specialists wrote chapters on philosophically and spiritually inspired trends in organic architecture and art of the 20th century.

She has presented at 73 academic conferences, received 17 academic awards, and maintains affiliations with 14 professional societies. Since 1986, Sokolina has lectured and curated exhibitions on Russian art and architecture in the United States and Europe. As an artist, she has participated in 19 art exhibitions, including 5 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her 105 artworks are housed in 23 public and private collections.

Source: Correspondence with Anna P. Sokolina

Scope and Content

The majority of the collection consists of publications written by Anna Sokolina featured in books, magazines and newspapers in Germany, Russia, and the United States. The collection also contains her professional documentation, conferences in which Sokolina participated, and some conference papers that Sokolina was invited to present. The collection also includes catalogs from exhibitions that she curated while working at various museums starting in 1997, materials related to her involvement as honorary advisor to the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA), syllabi, teaching materials, dissertation, thesis, research, and artwork.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged seven series, each of which is arranged in chronological order.

Related Material

Separated Material

The following items - a poetry book, doctoral dissertation three books by Sokolina and two containing chapters by Sokolina - were cataloged in the on-line library catalog Addison and transferred to the Rare Book Collection:

Arkhitektura Zapada. [Ocherki] Red. Kollegi'i'a: S.O. Khan-Magomedov (otv. red.) [i dr.]. [Moscow]: Stroǐizdat, 1972-1987. (Sokolina has chapter, "Charles Moore: Theory and Practice") Call number: NA680 .A76

Problemy istorii arkhitektury: tezisy dokladov : vseso'i'uzna'i'a nauchna'i'a konferen't'si'i'a, Suzdal'. Moscow: VNIITAG Goskomarkhitektury, 1990. (Sokolina has 3-page portion, "The Concept of Tradition in East German Architecture, 1945-1990") Call number: NA190 .P76 1990

Sokolina, Anna. Osvoenie tradi't'siǐ v arkhitekture GDR: teori'i'a i istor i'ia arkhitektury restavra't'si'ia pam'iatnikov arkhitektury. 1991. (doctoral dissertation) Call number: NA1089 .S65 1991

Sokolina, Anna. Stikhi (Poems), New York: TELEX, 1998. Call number: PG3549.S63 S75 1998


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • History of Women in Architecture
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)
  • Sokolina, Anna P.
  • Women -- History

Contents List

Biographical Information
  • box-folder 1:1
    Biographical Information,
    2002
    Scope and Contents note

    Brief biography, Curriculum vitae, Lists of publications, exhibit catalogs, talks at conferences, and exhibitions

  • box-folder 1:2
    Biographical Information,
    2004
    Scope and Contents note

    Brief biography, Curriculum vitae, Lists of publications, exhibit catalogs, lectures and talks at conferences, and exhibitions

  • box-folder 1:3
    Biographical Information - Miami University,
    2007
    Scope and Contents note

    Faculty listing from website, Listings in Miami U. newsletters, Curriculum vitae, Lists of publications, exhibit catalogs, talks at conferences, and exhibitions

Publications and Conference Participation
  • box-folder 1:4
    Výstavba a Architektura(periodical in Czech)
    Scope and Contents note

    "The Basic Contradictions of Postmodernism," August 1980

  • oversize 1
    Architektura by the Union of Architects in the USSR (newspaper in Russian)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Metaphors of Arata Isozuki," 1981; "The Search of the Origins," 1982; "Ironies of Charles Moore," 1983

  • box-folder 1:5
    APX6 - Architecture in the USSR (periodical in Russian)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Hermann Henselmann," November-December 1987

  • box-folder 1:6
    AC - Arkhitektura i stroitel stvo Rossii (Russian Architecture and Construction) (periodical in Russian)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Residential Construction in East Germany: The Experiments of the 1980s," May 1989; Book Review, February 1990; "The Ground Floor of the City," July 1990; "Ralf Niebergall," November 1990

  • box-folder 1:7
    Architecture and Urban Design - Industrial Construction (periodical in Russian)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Industrial Interpretation of Traditions: Urban Design of the 1980s in East Germany," Special Issue #3, 1990

  • box-folder 1:8
    Conference Report, International Architectural Conference in Jarna, Sweden, July 1992
    Scope and Contents note

    "Die Neue Freiheit" (The New Freedom)

  • box-folder 1:9
    Stadt Bauwelt (periodical in German)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Von der Papierarchitektur zum Joint venture" (From Paper Architecture to Joint Venture), Dec. 28, 1992

  • box-folder 1:10
    Kommune (periodical in German)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Die lange Krise der Architektur in Russland" (The Long Crisis in Russian Architecture), Oct. 1992; "Rußland nach dem Umbruch" (Russia after the Upheaval), Oct. 1993; "Ökologische Tendenzen in der russischen Architektur" (The Ecological Approach in Russian Architecture), Jan. 1994

  • box-folder 1:11
    Newsletter Man and Architecture (in German and English)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Die neue Freiheit: Nachgedanken zu Järna aus Moskau" Nov. 1992; "Jürg Spörri, Architekt, oder Nachprüfung der Vorliebe," July 1994

  • box-folder 1:12
    Conference program and paper, European Academy of the Urban Environment (UNESCO), Berlin, Germany, May 1993
    Scope and Contents note

    "Paper Architects and Secret Architecture: Planning and Building in the Crisis in Russia"

  • box-folder 1:13
    Ambiente (periodical in German)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Russlands Architekten verbünden sich" (Moscow's Architects Unite), Sept. 1993

  • box-folder 1:14
    Der Architekt (periodical in German)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Wohnen in Moskau" (Living in Moscow), Feb. 1994; "Moskau nach dem Umbruch" (Moscow after the Upheaval), Feb. 1994; "Ökologische Tendenzen in der Architektur" (Ecological Trends in Architecture), Feb. 1994; "Architektur-Galerien in Manhattan," (Architectural Galleries in Manhattan), June 1996

  • oversize 1
    Novoye Russkoye Slovo (New Russian Word) (Russian-American newspaper in Russian)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Paper Architecture," Vol. 87, No. 30.115, February 3-4, 1996

  • box-folder 1:15
    New Yorkskiye Sezony (The New York Seasons) (Russian-American periodical in Russian)
    Scope and Contents note

    "The Tabakman Museum," Vol. 3, No. 2, June 1997

  • box-folder 1:16
    Slovo-Word (periodical in Russian)
    Scope and Contents note

    "Architecture and Anthroposophy," No. 21, 1997

  • box-folder 1:17
    Book, Poems,
    1998
  • box-folder 2:1
    Bulletin of the Society of Historians of East European and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA), eight selected issues,
    1999-2003
    Scope and Contents note

    Most of the issues have references to Sokolina's professional activities

  • box-folder 2:2
    Reviews of and references about Sokolina's book Architecture and Anthroposophy, various authors,
    2001
  • box-folder 2:3
    ARTMARGINS: Contemporary central and eastern European visual culture (online periodical) - Selected print-outs of web site archives containing articles by or about Sokolina
    • Essay, "Alternative Identities: Conceptual Transformations in Soviet and Post-Soviet Architecture," April 2001
    • Roundtable response to "What is the single most important change to have occurred in East-Central European art since the fall of Communism?"
    • Review of Sokolina's book, "What Do Architecture and Anthroposophy Have in Common?" by Wm. Craft Brumfield, March 2004
    • Essay, "In Opposition to the State: The Soviet Neoavant-Grade and East German Aestheticism in the 1980s," May 2002
    • Review of conference "East-European Art and Architecture in the 20th Century" held at MIT in Oct. 2001 by Juliana Maxim and Mark Jarzombek
    • Review, "Database on Russian Art, 1860-1940," Dec. 2003
    • Review, "The Canon Divided: New Identities Versus the Universal Dream," June 2003
    • Review, "Eye on Malevich: An Epoch Revisited," April 2004
    • Review, "Debating Russian Art: Two Panel Discussions," (RUSSIA! at the Guggenheim) Dec. 2005
  • box-folder 2:4
    The Anthropology of East Europe Review: Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Eurasia
    Scope and Contents note

    "Architecture and the State: Moscow Urban Concepts After Socialism," Vol. 2, No. 2, Autumn 2002

  • oversize 1
    Poster for lecture for IAWA,
    Oct. 2003
    Scope and Contents note

    "Conflicting Visions of National Perspective in Contemporary Russian Architecture"

  • box-folder 2:5
    AV (Arkhitekturnyi vestnik) (periodical in Russian), No. 3,
    2003
    Scope and Contents note

    Review of Sokolina's book by Prof. Vladimir L. Khait; First Russian architectural publication to publish the IAWA call for submissions

  • box-folder 2:6
    Lecture with CCCP Exhibit, June 2007, and Symposium talk for IAWA,
    Oct. 2007
    Scope and Contents note

    "Architecture as Collateral Damage: Was Memorials and the Rebirth of Patriotism in Soviet Russia"; Web site description of CCCP lecture; Outline for IAWA talk with images used for illustration

  • box-folder 2:15
    Memorials for Milka Bliznakov written by Sokolina, (periodicals in English and Russian)
    2011
  • oversize 1
    Poster advertising IAWA talk
Exhibition Participation and Curatorial Work
  • box-folder 2:7
    Catalog, The Exhibition of Art Works by Moscow's Architects,
    March-April 1982 (pub1983)
    Scope and Contents note

    Includes images of 20 art works by Sokolina; Exhibition Notice, "70th Anniversary of the Great October," anniversary exhibition by Architect's Union of the USSR held in the People's House of Friendship, Moscow, 1987

  • oversize 1
    Posters, Moskauer Architekten (Moscow Architects: Architecture and Art Exhibition) held in Gröbenzell, Germany, curated by Sokolina,
    Jan. 1994
  • box-folder 2:8
    Catalogs from The Tabakman Museum of Contemporary Russian Art
    Scope and Contents note

    Young Russia, March 1997; Evgeny Mikhnov Voitenko, May 1997; Valery Yurlov (Sokolina co-wrote catalog), June 1997

  • box-folder 2:9
    Catalogs of Traveling Exhibitions from Exhibits USA,
    2000-2001 and 2001-2002
    Scope and Contents note

    Catalog entries for "Journeys of the Imagination: From the Former Soviet Union to the United States" with curators Anna Sokolina and Jennifer Cahn, 2000-2001

  • box-folder 2:10
    Submission application with color image of artwork, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Employee Art Show,
    2003 and 2005
IAWA Materials
  • box-folder 2:11
    Information about Russian women architects
    Scope and Contents note

    Correspondence with Russian women architects and with IAWA, 2002-2007; Mailing list of Russian women architects, their heirs, and architectural institutions, 2007; List of gifts to the IAWA from Russian women architects and Sokolina, 2007

  • box-folder 2:12
    Annual Reports for the Board of Advisors Meeting,
    2003, 2004, 2007, 2011-2012
  • box-folder 3
    1
    IAWA Honorary Board Advisor
    2016
  • box-folder 8
    IAWA Symposia posters, 2016 and 2017
Teaching Information
  • box-folder 2:13
    Syllabi for 5 classes taught at Miami University and departmental semester course schedule,
    2006-2007
    Scope and Contents note

    Introduction to Studio Design (2 classes); Independent Studies: Alternative Architecture; Russian Art and Architecture II: From 1860 to Present; Russian Art and Architecture I: From Byzantine Period to 1860

  • oversize 1
    Poster advertising class
  • box-folder 2:14
    Syllabi for 2 classes taught at Yale Summer Session,
    2008
    Scope and Contents note

    Russian Art and Architecture I: From Byzantine Period to 1860; Russian Art and Architecture II: From 1860 to Present

Professional Papers
1924-1980
  • box-folder 3
    2
    Lev Nikolaevich Avdotjin
    1979-1990
  • box-folder 3
    3
    Anna Shchetinina
    2003
  • box-folder 3
    4
    Weekly News Bulletin: Published by the press section of the society for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries no. 42-44
    1927
  • box-folder 3
    5
    Moscow Building, 23-24
    1938
  • box-folder 3
    6
    Soviet Architecture
    1934
  • box-folder 3
    7
    Worker's Housing: the Moscow Soviet of Workers', Peasants', and Soldiers' Deputies
    1924
  • box-folder 3
    8
    Performance of the Council of People's Commissars and Orgburo on July 10, 1935: on the General Plan of Reconstruction of Moscow
    1935
  • box-folder 3
    9
    Anna Sokolina: Graphics
    n.d.
  • box-folder 3
    10
    Evolution of Public Centers Towns of Antiquity
    1978
  • box-folder 3
    11
    Russian Art: the Second Half of the 20th Century and the Beginning of the 21st Century Abroad
    2010
  • box-folder 3
    12
    Dissertation Research Manuscripts (1980s)
    1980
  • box-folder 3
    13
    Academisn Notes
    1970
  • box-folder 4
    1
    Dissertation, Thesis 1-2 Vol., Authoreferat, 12 Neg.
    1980
  • box-folder 4
    2
    Diploma, Thesis
    1980
  • box-folder 4
    3
    Biscuit: Order of Lenin's Bolshevik Confectionary
    n.d.
    • box-folder 6
      1
      Biscuit: Order of Lenin's Bolshevik Confectionary
      n.d.
  • box-folder 6
    2
    Problems of Architecture: Materials Collection Book 1
    1936
Art & Artifacts
  • oversize 5
    14 Drawings on Paper - Undergraduate and Graduate
  • oversize 6
    5 Gouaches on Paper 21 ½"x 29 ½" (55 cm x75 cm)
    1975-1976
  • oversize 7
    2 Comparative Tables of Masterplans on Craft Paper 24"x34"
    1978
  • oversize 7
    Study Presented on 2 Comparative Tables on Craft Paper 40" x 40" (1m x 1m)
  • oversize 1
    Drawings
    1974-1979
  • box 5
    Paintings
    1974-1980, 1988, 1995
  • oversize 1-2
    Analytical Presentation Boards for Defense of Doctoral Thesis
    1992