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Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn

Sunday, December 17, Quimby's Bookstore presents Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums author Maryam Omidi. At 7:30 PM Omidi will participate in a Q&A, followed by a signing.

Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn

Maryam Omidi is a former journalist and editor from the UK.

Originally conceived in the 1920s, Soviet sanitoriums afforded workers a place to holiday, courtesy of a state-funded voucher system. At their peak they were visited by millions of citizens across the USSR every year. A combination of medical institution and spa, the sanatoriums are among the most innovative buildings of their time. Sanatorium breaks were intended to edify and strengthen visitors – health professionals carefully monitored guests throughout their stay, so they could return to work with renewed vigor. While today some sanatoriums are in critical states of decline, many are still fully operational and continue to offer their Soviet-era treatments to visitors. Using specially commissioned photographs by leading photographers of the post-Soviet territories, and texts by sanatorium expert Maryam Omidi, this book documents over forty sanatoriums and their unconventional treatments. From Armenia to Uzbekistan, it represents the most comprehensive survey to date of this fascinating and previously overlooked Soviet institution.

Photography by Claudine Doury, René Fietzek, Olya Ivanova, Natalia Kupriyanova, Dmitry Lookianov, Egor Rogalev, Vladimir Shipotilnikov, Michal Solarski.

HOLIDAYS IN SOVIET SANATORIUMS
Sunday, December 17: 7-9 PM
Quimby's Bookstore NYC

536 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Phone: (718) 384-1215
quimbysbookstorenyc@gmail.com
Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn
Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn
Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn
Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn
Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn
Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn
Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release at Quimby's, Brooklyn

Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums

Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums

FUEL PUBLISHING
Hbk, 8 x 6.5 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color.

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