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Remembrance Light At Memorial Sites Light & Engineering Vol. 28, No. 6

Light & Engineering 28 (6)

Volume 28
Date of publication 12/21/2020
Pages 136–143

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Remembrance Light At Memorial Sites Light & Engineering Vol. 28, No. 6
Articles authors:
Nikolay I. Shchepetkov, Tatyana N. Zavgorodskaya

Nikolay I. Shchepetkov, Dr. of Architecture, Professor. At present, he is a head of the Architectural Physics Department of Moscow Architecture Institute, laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (for architectural lighting of Moscow), editorial board member of the Light & Engineering Journal

Tatyana N. Zavgorodskaya, is postgraduate student of the Department of Architectural Physics of Moscow Architectural Institute under the guidance of professor N.I. Shchepetko, Master of Landscape Architecture. She graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute (Faculty of Landscape Architecture) and with honours the magistracy at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University in the specialty “Landscape Architecture”. At present, she is the chief landscape architect at ZA_Garden & Light, teacher in landscape design and vertical planning in several universities. Her research interests are architectural and landscape lighting, artistic techniques of artificial lighting in parks and memorial complexes

Everyone in Russia has been preparing to the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War Two despite the fact that the state-level commemoration events are being impeded by the global disaster which may be compared to a world war: the COVID‑19 pandemic. Like a war, it will eventually end but the memory about the anniversary must and will live on. Therefore, the subject of the article is topical: commemoration light and memory in light of an eternal flame and artistic and sacral illumination (Tribute in Light, like it was in New York in 2001). Numerous issues of architectural lighting of memorial sites and monuments in different Russian cities are under consideration. Positive and negative examples of light design solutions are described. It is also noted that information on contemporary state of this area is extremely insufficient.
1. Special issue of the Svetotekhnika journal to the 40th anniversary of the victory: 1985, issue 5:
а) Lysov, F.M. Lighting of the Memorial Site to the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad [Osveshcheniye memorialnogo kompleksa – pamyatnika Geroyam Stalingradskoy Bitvy]. Svetotekhnika, 1985, Vol. 5, pp. 8–10.
b) Obolensky, N.V., Shchepetkov, N.I., Yaremchuk, Yu.R. Architectural Lighting of Ensembles of the Monuments to Heroes of the Great Patriotic War [Arkhitekturnoye osveshcheniye ansambley – monumentov geroyam Velikoy Otechestvennoy Voiny]. Svetotekhnika, 1985, Vol. 5, pp. 2–5.
c) Epstein, S.N. Lighting of the Soviet Army Glory Hill [Osveshcheniye Kurgana slavy Sovetskoy Armii]. Svetotekhnika, 1985, Vol. 5, pp. 7–8.
d) Topuz, V.G. On Architectural and Artistic Lightingof the Alley of Glory Memorial and the Monument to Unknown Sailor in Odessa [Ob arkhitekturno-khudozhestvennom osveshchenii memoriala Alleya Slavy – pamyatnika Neizvestnomu matrosu v Odesse]. Svetotekhnika, 1985, # 5, pp. 11–12.
e) Lesman, E.A. Lighting of the Monuments to Partizan Glory and Pilots Defending the Sky of Leningrad [Osveshcheniye pamyatnikov Partizanskoy slavy i lyotchikam-zashchitnikam Leningradskogo neba]. Svetotekhnika, 1985, # 5, pp. 12–14.
2. Alexandrova, E.M., Nechaev, V.V., Stepanov, V.N., Tsarkov, V.M. Modernisation of Lighting of the Mamayev Kurgan Memorial Site [Rekonstruktsiya osveshcheniya memorialnogo kompleksa Mamayev Kurgan]. Svetotekhnika, 2003, # 4, pp. 23–26.
3. Basalyga, N.N., Epstein, S.N. Lighting of the Victory Monument in Minsk and the Khatyn Memorial Site [Osveshcheniye monumenta Pobedy v Minske i memorialnogo kompleksa Khatyn]. Svetotekhnika, 1985, # 4, pp. 4–5.
4. Shchepetkov, N.I. Lighting Design of a City [Svetovoy dizain goroda]. Moscow: Arkhitektura-S, 2006, pp. 66, 73 and 277.
5. Lesman, E.A. Lighting of the Monument to Heroic Defenders of Leningrad [Osveshcheniye pamyatnika geroicheskim zashchitnikam Leningrada]. Svetotekhnika, 1985, #1, pp. 2–4.
6. Bartsev, A.A., Burtseva, N.B., Chernyak, A. Sh. Lighting of the Prokhorovka Field Victory Monument [Osveshcheniye Monumenta Pobedy na Prokhorovskom pole]. Svetotekhnika, 1996, #7, pp. 26–27.
7. Gorbachyova, Z.K., Dudkina, G.D. Lighting of the Fountains of the Ensamble of the Poklonnaya Hill Victory Monument [Osveshcheniye fontanov ansamblya pamyatnika Pobedy na Poklonnoy gore]. Svetotekhnika, 1996, # 9, pp. 2–3.
8. SP 52.13330.2016. Daylighting and artificial lighting. Moscow: 2016.


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