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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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Wow, what happens when civilizations rise and fall? But equally, a broad public is waking up to their inventiveness and craftsmanship, irrespective of the repressive political state that spawned them.

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin

The fact that so many of these interesting buildings have now themselves been left to decaying is a poignant commentary on the ‘modern’ states left in the wake of the Soviet collapse.

English Choose a language for shopping. Get fast, free shipping frederiv Amazon Prime. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? And, in many cases, pathetic in an Ozymandian sort of way, as their concrete crumbles and weeds grow in their plazas.

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographedshould go some way to changing this. 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. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The photos in the preview don’t do the book justice as the photos in the preview were not near the best in my opinion. Please chaybin again later.


Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin

This book is practically all photos, I feel anyone could really enjoy this as a gift granted they have the slightest interest in architecture, art, design, photography, or the soviet era. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The main defect of late Soviet architecture is not enough windows.

Open Preview See chaubim Problem? There is no too much text in this book however the pictures speak for themselves. The book is thick and the pages glossy. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Nathan Hook rated it it was amazing Jul 24, Some amazing structures found in the former Soviet Union and some former Warsaw Pact countries.

The material of choice is concrete; raw, rich, sculptural, evocative and truly inspirational concrete, seen here fulfilling every dream of the early modernists and more.

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Apr 17, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even palaces of marriage — register offices — look like the dwellings of Martian princes. It would have been valuable to have more information about what is happening in these buildings today, but, nevertheless, this book is a bold foray into an architectural period that is barely documented, either in the former Soviet Union or the west.

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Topics Photography The Observer. You can unsubscribe at any time. Some of the buildings are abandoned and have sad rfederic depressing view – and it reminds us that this era is gone forever.

In pictures: Frédéric Chaubin’s subversive Soviet superstructures

View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This is the most unique book – great gift for artists in your life, or anyone fascinated with Soviet era history.

Being a native of the USSRI wondered what is this book about – not professionallybut rather because of nostalgia and interesting titles. When you read the title of the book – you realize that many of the buildings have quite futuristic look. Architects at this time picked up where they left off following the suppression of the avant-garde by Stalin in the early s, and were able to capitalise on advances made in engineering in the interim period, producing buildings with enormous internal spaces and dramatic cantilevered protrusions.

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