Yale School of Architecture welcomes architectural critic Deyan Sudjic who will present a lecture on the life and career of Boris Iofan (1891–1976). Iofan was a state architect to Joseph Stalin, a friend of Frank Lloyd Wright, and a rival of Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Erich Mendelsohn. Boris Iofan was designer of the Palace of the Soviets, which was never built, and his buildings came to define the language of Soviet architecture. Sudjic’s book, Stalin’s Architect, Power and Survival in Moscow, was recently published by MIT and is the first major publication of Boris Iofan’s legacy.
Deyan Sudjic was born in London, studied architecture in Edinburgh, edited Domus magazine in Milan, directed the Venice Architecture Biennale and has curated exhibitions in Istanbul, Copenhagen, Seoul, Glasgow, and Taipei.
He was the founding editor of Blueprint magazine, a former architecture critic for the Guardian, the Observer and the Sunday Times. He was for many years the director of the Design Museum in London.
Thursday September 1, 6:30pm
Hastings Hall, Yale University
New Haven, CT