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Hardcover, 8 x 6.5 in. / 192 pgs / 176 color.

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From 'Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin' to 'The Swimming Pool in Photography' to 'Protest: The Aesthetics of Resistance,' with new monographs on Yayoi Kusama, Hilma af Klint, James Turrell and Jack Whitten, and announcing D.A.P. distribution for Glenstone Museum and SPBH Editions.

  

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Brutal Bloc Postcards

Soviet Era Postcards from the Eastern Bloc

Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Foreword by Jonathan Meades.

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Brutalist hotels, avant-garde monuments and futurist TV towers: rare and previously unpublished vintage postcards from the Eastern Bloc

Brutal concrete hotels, futurist TV towers, heroic statues of workers—this collection of Soviet-era postcards documents the uncompromising landscape of the Eastern Bloc through its buildings and monuments. These are interspersed with quotes from prominent figures of the time, which both support and confound the ideologies presented in the images.

In contrast to the photographs of a ruined and abandoned Soviet empire we are accustomed to seeing today, the scenes depicted here publicize the bright future of communism: social housing blocks, palaces of culture and monuments to comradeship. Dating from the 1960s to the 1980s, they offer a nostalgic yet revealing insight into social and architectural values of the time, acting as a window through which we can examine cars, people and, of course, buildings. These postcards, sanctioned by the authorities, were intended to show the world what living in communism looked like.

Instead, this postcard propaganda inadvertently communicates other messages: outside the House of Political Enlightenment in Yerevan, the flowerbed reads "Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union"; in Novopolotsk, art-school pupils paint plein air, their subject a housing estate; at the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute students stroll past a 16-foot-tall concrete hammer and sickle. These postcards are at once sinister, funny, poignant and surreal.


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The Bauhaus Building in Dessau

THE BAUHAUS BUILDING IN DESSAU

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ISBN: 9783944669267 | US $15.00

Pub Date: 7/1/2014
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HOTEL SHABBYSHABBY

Text by Chikara Fujiwara, Matthias Lilienthal, Lukasz Lendzinski, Heike Schuppelius.

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ISBN: 9783944669885 | US $32.00

Pub Date: 4/11/2016
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Le Corbusier: The Chapel of Notre-Dame Du Haut at Ronchamp

LE CORBUSIER: THE CHAPEL OF NOTRE-DAME DU HAUT AT RONCHAMP

Contributions by Maria Antoinetta Crippa.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533921 | US $75.00

Pub Date: 9/15/2015
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LAB

LAB

By Mark C. Fishman.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784976 | US $49.00

Pub Date: 5/1/2017
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Implicate & Explicate

IMPLICATE & EXPLICATE

Edited by Mohsen Mostafavi.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782422 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 1/2/2011
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Le Corbusier's Pavilion for Zurich

LE CORBUSIER'S PAVILION FOR ZURICH

By Catherine Dumont d'Ayot.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783054 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 1/31/2013
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Tumult and Order

TUMULT AND ORDER

By Antonio Foscari.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782972 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 10/25/2012
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Imperfect Health

IMPERFECT HEALTH

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782798 | US $70.00

Pub Date: 2/27/2012
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Architecture For Benetton

ARCHITECTURE FOR BENETTON

By Massimo Vignelli.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876241260 | US $80.00

Pub Date: 5/17/2005
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99 Domes

99 DOMES

By Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857222783 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 12/22/2015
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Elements of Venice

ELEMENTS OF VENICE

By Giulia Foscari.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784297 | US $39.00

Pub Date: 10/15/2014
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Young-Old

YOUNG-OLD

By Deane Simpson.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

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