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Konstantin Melnikov: Architect

Bruce Chatwin

‘The death-knell of visionary architecture in Russia had already been sounded when Lenin's commissioner for enlightenment, Anatoly Lunacharsky, announced, “The people also have a right to colonnades.”’

Bruce Chatwin

Bruce Chatwin (1940–1989) was a British travel writer and novelist. After working first at Sotheby’s, and then for the Sunday Times, he made a pilgrimage to Patagonia in 1974, which inspired the book that launched his writing career. In Patagonia won the Hawthornden Prize and the E.M. Forster Award. Chatwin went on to write many successful travel memoirs, including The Songlines, about Indigenous Australian mythology. His novel, Utz, was shortlisted for the 1988 Booker Prize.

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