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 Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Some of the buildings are abandoned and have sad and depressing view – and it reminds us that this chaubon is gone forever.

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The sheer space-age strangeness of these buildings shows 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. Open Preview See a Problem? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Crematorium in Kiev, Ukraine, by A Miletski, Show 25 25 50 All.

Soviet style: Frédéric Chaubin puts cosmic Communist constructions in the frame

Aug 25, Luce Balzarini rated it it was amazing. Makes me want to book a flight on the next plane to Tashkent. Assembling his visual subjects according to deliberately subjective approaches, the photographer rigorously maintains the hypothesis of a unique late Soviet style. Their diversity announced the end of the Soviet Union. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The 4th age of Soviet architecture is full of weird and wacky concrete buildings generally found in the peripheral republics.

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On each page, you receive what you pay for: The whole book is a work of art that encapsulates the soviet era. Begun inits construction was never completed because of its structural flaws and the collapse of the USSR. The combination of fabulous architecture and the air of decay of many of the buildings captures the time period better than any other medium I’ve seen. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time.


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. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? 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.

The book is thick and the pages glossy.

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin

This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the periodfrom the obsession freferic the cosmos to the rebirth of identity. Jessica rated it really liked it Jul 01, Read all about it in this amazingly well written book with huge photographs of the lost empire.

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The Soviet Union Abandoned: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It will haunt you and make you wonder: Evan Goodwin rated it really liked it May 20, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Jul 23, D. Lhotographed huge campus with dreams of conducting advanced research: If you love architecture, or love history, or just enjoy photography and grwat story telling – Buy This Book! The images themselves are stunning and include enough interior views of the buildings and spaces and they give a good experience of the atmosphere.


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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.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Nov 29, Claudia commuist it it was amazing Shelves: I believe this book to be a good volume for any architect’s private fgederic.

This is a great coffee table book full of the wonderful architectural oddities of the soviet era. I really like the aesthetics of the architecture displayed in the book. This is the most unique book – great gift for artists in your life, or anyone fascinated with Soviet fonstructions history.

This is a great coffee table book full of the wonderful architectural oddities of the soviet era. Chzubin concrete circuses, built in most major Soviet cities from the late s onwards, look like flying saucers, as does the now shabby Ukrainian Institute of Scientific and Technological Research in Kiev.