Published by Taschen, a book of photographs by Frédéric Chaubin is a visual exploration of the ‘fourth and final age of Soviet architecture’. The exhibition»Frédéric Chaubin. CCCP – Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed«comprises a set of ninety photographs by French publicist. In this volume photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what could be considered as the .

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Product details Hardcover Publisher: The book is full color with large detailed pictures. The whole book is a work of art that encapsulates the soviet era. The sheer space-age strangeness of these buildings communnist an architecture that was still ideologically charged, a noble communist assault against the value of abstract forms that Western designers had begun to turn their back on by the s and 80s.

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Because the Soviet society for which these buildings were constructed no longer exists, many of them are defunct and abandoned. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end. Order by newest oldest recommendations. The photos showed off the great cosmicc in the Soviet Union. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the periodfrom the obsession with the cosmos to conxtructions rebirth of privacy and it also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before bringing the country to its end.


In pictures: Frédéric Chaubin’s subversive Soviet superstructures

There is a fortune to be earned by purchasing these lost properties and rennovating them for modern use. Refresh and try again. When you read the title of the book – you realize that many of the buildings have quite futuristic look.

Big Heavy coffee table book. Palinski rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Such a strange and fascinating topic. The 32 metre-high memorial stands on the site of mass executions carried out during the Holocaust.

The main defect of late Soviet architecture is not enough windows. The monuments which don’t Fredrric windows are impressive, though. Uno dei migliori libri di fotografia d’architettura, di sicuro il migliore sull’architettura brutalista sovietica.

See all customer images. I saw an exhibit of some of these in a tiny gallery just up the street from me and now they’re published in a book which I Must Have. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Skip to main content. Aside from feeding my obsession with Russia, this book is beautifully presented and fascinating.

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This wonderful book reveals a creative burgeoning that took place from until What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? They reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from until Then comes the “speaking architecture” widespread in the last years of the USSR: No student of architecture or the USSRI had to approach this book as a spectacle — and what a spectacle!

Amazing vision of the future from the past. Drawn from the far reaches of the USSR, soon to be fragmented away from the motherland, the diversity of the 90 featured buildings foreshadows the chaos that led to the end of the Soviet era. This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the period, from the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of identity.


Needless to say, I’m into this kind of stuff in a big way. Set up a giveaway. Aug 25, Luce Balzarini rated it it was amazing. Amazon Cinstructions Cloud storage from Amazon. A summer camp, inspired by sketches of a prototype lunar base, lays claim to Suprematist influence Prometheus youth camp, Bogatyr.

Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. I wonder how small the market is for picture books on chaaubin 4th age of Soviet architecture is? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But except for that, I expect a majority of people will be very entertained in the crazy and incredible architecture that is portrayed in the book.

Topics Photography The Observer. Even palaces of marriage — register offices — look like the dwellings of Martian princes.

You know your boyfriend loves you when he buys you a book about Soviet Architecture for your birthday! I believe this book to be a chaubinn volume for any architect’s private collection. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Makes me want to book a flight on the next plane to Tashkent. The photos showed off the great buildings in the Soviet Union.