GUIDES TO CITIES AND COUNTRIES / REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE

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Soviet Cities: Labour, Life & Leisure

Photographs by Arseniy Kotov. Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.

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The Soviet dream of modernist architecture for all, portrayed on the brink of its erasure

In recent years Russian cities have visibly changed. The architectural heritage of the Soviet period has not been fully acknowledged. As a result many unique modernist buildings have been destroyed or changed beyond recognition.

Russian photographer Arseniy Kotov intends to document these buildings and their surroundings before they are lost forever. He likes to take pictures in winter, during the “blue hour,” which occurs immediately after sunset or just before sunrise. At this time, the warm yellow colors inside apartment-block windows contrast with the twilight gloom outside. To Kotov, this atmosphere reflects the Soviet period of his imagination. His impression of this time is unashamedly idealistic: he envisages a great civilization, built on a fair society, which hopes to explore nature and conquer space.

From the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan to the grim monolithic high-rise dormitory blocks of inner-city Volgograd, Kotov captures the essence of the post-Soviet world. “The USSR no longer exists and in these photographs we can see what remains—the most outstanding buildings and constructions, where Soviet people lived and how Soviet cities once looked: no decoration, no bright colors and no luxury, only bare concrete and powerful forms.”

This superbly designed volume is the latest in Fuel's revelatory and inspiring series on Soviet-era architecture.


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Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture

MAVERICKS: BREAKING THE MOULD OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURE

Text by Owen Hopkins.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781910350393
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Pub Date: 5/3/2016
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East of a New Eden

EAST OF A NEW EDEN

By Yann Mingard.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781760
USD $99.00
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Pub Date: 9/1/2009
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Brasilia - Chandigarh Living With Modernity

BRASILIA - CHANDIGARH LIVING WITH MODERNITY

By Iwan Baan.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782286
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 8/1/2010
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Nairobi

NAIROBI

By Shadi Rahbaran.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783757
USD $32.00
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Pub Date: 12/13/2013
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Insular Insight

INSULAR INSIGHT

Edited by Lars Müller.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037782552
USD $70.00
| CAN $90

Pub Date: 7/25/2011
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The Inevitable Specificity of Cities

THE INEVITABLE SPECIFICITY OF CITIES

By Christian Diener, Jacques Herzog, Marcel Meili, Pierre de Meuron, Manuel Herz, Christian Schmid, Milica Topalovic.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783740
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 3/25/2015
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Desert of Pharan

DESERT OF PHARAN

By Ahmed Mater.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784853
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 11/21/2016
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Milan

MILAN

Edited by Massimo Zanella.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857224121
USD $22.50
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Pub Date: 8/18/2015
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Milano Porta Nuova

MILANO PORTA NUOVA

By Luca Molinari.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857222431
USD $70.00
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Pub Date: 12/15/2015
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AEB 1966-2016

AEB 1966-2016

By Luca Molinari.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857228808
USD $75.00
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Pub Date: 1/3/2017
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Beijing

BEIJING

By Claudio Greco, Carlo Santoro.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861303027
USD $14.99
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Pub Date: 6/17/2008
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Milan Architecture

MILAN ARCHITECTURE

By Maria Vittoria Capitanucci.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857228549
USD $30.00
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Pub Date: 4/5/2016
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