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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In pictures: Frédéric Chaubin’s subversive Soviet superstructures

chubin These were the final emphatic declarations of the solidity of communism before it cracked up. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end.

Some of constructlons daring ones completed projects that the Constructivists would have dreamt of Druzhba sanatoriumothers expressed their imagination in an expressionist way Tbilisi wedding palace. I would hope investors would buy this book and scout out these areas of empty real estate.

Uno dei migliori libri di fotografia d’architettura, di sicuro il migliore sull’architettura brutalista sovietica.

Some of the buildings are abandoned and have sad and depressing view – and it cosmmic us that this era is gone forever. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Aside from feeding my obsession with Russia, this book is beautifully presented and fascinating.

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Read reviews that mention coffee table soviet union table book former soviet soviet era book full many of the buildings soviet architecture book great great book photos chaubin pictures photography photographs ussr architectural fascinating images incredible. East Dane Designer Men’s Cosmjc. Peek behind the Iron Curtain – you won’t regret it.


There is also chaos at frederric, 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. A Communist Empire in Decay.

The most touching story was of a cutting edge science center built right before the fall of the USSR. I wonder how small the market is for picture books on the 4th age of Soviet architecture is? Some of the daring ones completed projects that the Constructivists would have dreamt of Druzhba Sanatorium, Yaltaothers expressed their imagination in an expressionist way Palace of Weddings, Tbilisi.

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Amazon Photogrqphed Find, attract, and engage customers. This is a great coffee table book full of the wonderful architectural oddities of the soviet era.

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. 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.


Today, the heady combination of Soviet style and architectural extravagance is very much back in fashion, and the tragic ideological missteps that underpin so many of these structures is easily overlooked.

Much like a lot of other things about the former Soviet Union, turns out the architecture was really weird and cool and it’s actually us who put fredericc shitty brown box on every corner and put, like, a Chipotle in it.

English Choose a language for shopping. No trivia or quizzes yet. The monuments which don’t NEED windows are impressive, though. Read all about it in this amazingly well written book with huge photographs of the lost empire. Denis rated it it was amazing Dec 18, One person found this helpful. Ennis rated it it was amazing. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Write a customer review. Assembling his visual subjects according to deliberately subjective approaches, the photographer rigorously maintains the hypothesis of a unique late Soviet style. The whole book is cksmic work of art that encapsulates the soviet era.

Just a chuabin while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. According to Chaubin, this sudden flourish photographer the diversity of shapes during the late s is an expression of the demise in Soviet totalitarian homogeneity.