Leningrad Higher Industrial Arts School

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Leningrad Higher Industrial Arts School


(V. I. Mukhina Leningrad Higher Industrial Arts School), an industrial arts school founded in 1945. The history of the school goes back to the A. L. Shtiglits School of Drafting, founded in 1876 in St. Petersburg. It became a higher school in 1948 and was named after V. I. Mukhina in 1953.

As of 1973, the V. I. Mukhina Leningrad Higher Industrial Arts School had departments of building interiors and equipment, industrial art, and decorative applied art. It has a graduate department, 15 subdepartments, experimental workshops for scientific research, and a museum of decorative applied art with 15,000 pieces.

As of the 1972–73 academic year there were approximately 1,300 students studying at the school. Among its more than 200 teachers, there were nine professors and 48 docents and candidates of science.

The architects and artists who have been associated with the school include P. D. Buchkin, S. V. Vasil’kovskii, V. I. Ingal, A. M. Liubimov, S. P. Markelov, V. L. Simonov, V. A. Sinaiski, I. P. Stepashkin, R. K. Taurit, R. R. Frents, and V. I. Iakovlev. The Leningrad Higher Industrial Arts School has published Uchenye Zapiski (Scientific Notes) since 1970. The school trained more than 3,500 specialists between 1947 and 1972.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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