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Moscow Architecture What will happen to Moscow's unique architectural monument - Melnikov House? Nobody knows. But the underground garages around already been dug on the line - the new shopping center in 1927 Konstantin Melnikov began to build a house, identify the person Russian avant-garde. And the last owner of this strange building, which went down in all the textbooks the XX century architecture, was Victor Melnikov, son of the architect, has preserved for us the monument and who died in February of 2006. Idea to make at home museum is not only the father but also of himself, an excellent artist, voiced even Konstantin Stepanovich. Realizing what a burden to the Victor - to remain the master of the mansion in the Arbat and turn it into a museum, Konstantin Stepanovich in old tried to pass the State House so that the son could live in it. State that is not interested. House and then stayed in the family property. 'Understand that the triangle club them. Rusakov and circle home Krivoarbatsky alley ... is synonymous with elegance in architecture "- said the Miller on Dec. 28, 1965, speaking at an evening hosted by the Union of Architects in honor of his 75 th birthday. The House of the architect then hung his pictures. Three days later withdrawn. After that in 1967, Melnikov made only one project - Children's Theater on the Arbat. Like most of his projects and the remainder on paper. 'There is an order of the Moscow Architectural Institute N 43 dated March 17, 1936 - excuse me from professors 'classes for the persistence of change itself in his work, and in 1938 - another order - free from the leadership of architect's N 7 Mossovet' - you can read in his notes on October 28, 1976.
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Renaissance We spend the life by asking questions. From small roast our mothers and fathers of all doubts plaguing us. And not just them, anyone who nears us long enough so that we can deploy all our doubts in front of him. Questions and answers that run through our childhood. As we grow, as we do, it is likely we down our verbiage and insist less in asking, more by embarrassment than by acquired wisdom. And it is with age it costs us more and more recognize everything that we do not know. Nothing that we stop to think a bit we will discover how ignorant we are, unknown to more than overwhelmingly to everything that we know. Those scholars of the Renaissance, such as Leonardo da Vinci, who were able to instruct in all possible Arts long ago that disappeared. And not because the human race has lost or diminished, their ability to learn but rather because the possible knowledge to acquire has increased exponentially at a breakneck speed. So that you can get to learn now is much more than what that he could do the thinkers of the Renaissance or the later 18th century, the so-called age of enlightenment. Just to give two examples of times paradigms of culture. Speed is one of the main characteristics of our time. Ortega y Gasset already saw him with their clinical eye in his work the revolt of the masses. And that almost everything was yet to come. If you lived now the Spanish philosopher would be surprised of the wise who was with what little they knew. Transport, internet all network communications in general get that we are closer to each other, that access to everything is easier and faster. However, leaving us to the fingertips all current knowledge possible,...

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