The Stone Flower Fountain

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The Stone Flower Fountain

The Stone Flower Fountain (Russian: Фонтан «Каменный цветок», tr. Fontan Kamennyj tsvetok) stands in the so-called "Industrial Square" of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNH) in Moscow, Russia. It was named and designed after the eponymous flower from Pavel Bazhov's fairy-tale "The Stone Flower".

The Stone Flower Fountain was built in 1954, it was designed by the architect Konstantin Topuridze and carved by Prokopy Dobrynin.[1] The fountain was decorated with figures of birds, fruit and ears, some sculpted details fountain created were carved by the sculptors V. Ryleyeva and Alexandrova-Roslavleva, and the mosaics works were done in the workshop of the Soviet Academy of Arts, it was the first light and musical fountain in the USSR.[2] The music for it was created by Dmitri Shostakovich, it was positioned right in the front of the Ukrainian pavilion.[3]

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  1. ^ http://www.architektor.ru/ai/2005/top.htm
  2. ^ http://www.interfax.ru/realty/realtyinf.asp?id=305493&sec=1461
  3. ^ Mărginean M. SHIFTING PERIMETERS TO DEFINE INFLEXIBLE MEANINGS: CONSUMPTION, SPECTACLE AND IDEOLOGICAL PROGRAMMING IN ROMANIAN ARCHITECTURE DURING THE 1950S //Interstudia (Revista Centrului Interdisciplinar de Studiu al Formelor Discursive Contemporane Interstud). – 2012. – №. 11/2. – С. 86-94.

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