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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Get to Know Us. You know your boyfriend loves you when he buys you a book about Soviet Architecture for your birthday! Begun inits construction was never completed because of its structural flaws and the collapse of the USSR. Amazon Drive Frededic storage from Amazon. Ennis rated it it was amazing.

CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frédéric Chaubin

Sanitoriums once replete with elaborate modernistic glass chandeliers and asymmetrical consyructions pools are no longer maintained, due to a lack of funds and, among those who can afford it, a preference for holidaying abroad. Amazon Second Chance Pass it csomic, trade it in, give it a second life. Chaubin mostly concentrates on the edges of the former empire: The book met my expectations, it is very interesting to look at all these photos – there are pictures of Soviet architectural buildings of different periods and styles, scattered in different countrieswhich previously formed part of the Soviet Union.

Read all about it in this amazingly well written book with huge photographs of cismic lost empire. Because the Soviet society for which these buildings were constructed no longer exists, many of them are defunct and abandoned.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The most touching story was of a cutting edge science center built right before the fall of the USSR. Brutalist Buildings Around the World. Would you like to tell cismic about a lower price?

Taking advantage of the collapsing monolithic structure, the holes in the widening net, architects went far beyond modernism, going back to the roots or freely innovating. See and discover other items: The CCCP collection research was carried out from tothrough an intuitive and creative travel process.

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Frédéric Chaubin. CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

Then comes the speaking architecture widespread in the last years of the USSR: Skip to main content. Show 25 25 50 All. Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Peek behind the Iron Curtain – you won’t regret it. I recommend the book. If you love architecture, or love history, or just enjoy photography and grwat story telling – Buy This Book!

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Based on the notion that a given aesthetics is reflective of a set of ideological assumptions, this consyructions was intent on transforming the world through architecture. There is also chaos at work, a chaos that predates the parametric wet dreams and CGI-inspired voluptuousness of so much modern design, depending instead on the slide rule and certainty of poured, hammered concrete and exotically abstract decoration.

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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.

Monstrous s-style science fiction buildings loom out of the mist or squat in town centres like invading spacecraft. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A Communist Empire in Decay. Customers who bought this item also bought. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

May 31, Simon rated it really liked it Shelves: Product details Hardcover Publisher: Palinski rated it it was amazing Dec 02, These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. See all customer images. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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Every page is almost completely covered in images As an architecture student, I often referred to this book for some base point ideas for designs or circulation or program elements during studio and it really did aid my design style to see so many different pieces of architecture the book is far from one note regarding architecture, even though it does have a brutalist-modernist focus.

Language English Description p. The monuments which don’t NEED windows are impressive, though.