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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I recommend the book. Brutalist Buildings Around the World. Then comes the “speaking architecture” widespread in the last years of the USSR: The main defect of late Soviet architecture is not enough windows. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: See all 43 reviews. The most touching story was of a cutting edge science center built right before the fall of the USSR. 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.


These were the final emphatic declarations of the solidity of communism before it cracked up. Nov 10, Kris McCracken rated it really liked it. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from until May 16, Daisy marked it as to-read Recommended to Daisy by: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Chaubin mostly concentrates on the edges of the former empire: Wow, what happens when civilizations rise and fall? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Refresh and try again. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. There is no too much text in this book however the pictures speak for themselves. Nov 29, Claudia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pages with related products. Taschen; Multilingual edition March 22, Language: Constructlons Designer Fashion Brands.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? 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. This wonderful book reveals a creative burgeoning that took place from until Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. When you read the title of the book – you realize that many of the buildings have quite futuristic look. The ss was a strong period for Soviet architecture, especially in the peripheral republics, where outlandish designs were an expression of the striving for independence, an early inkling of the break-up of the USSR.


Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Being a native of the CoskicI wondered what is this book about – not professionallybut rather because of nostalgia and interesting titles. Some amazing structures found in the former Soviet Union and some former Warsaw Pact countries.

According to Chaubin, this sudden flourish in the diversity of shapes during the late s is an expression of the demise in Soviet totalitarian homogeneity. If you are a chaubim for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?