GUIDES TO CITIES AND COUNTRIES / REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE

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Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide

By Darmon Richter. Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide.'

Drawing on unprecedented access to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone—including insights gained while working as a tour guide and during an illegal “stalker” hike—Darmon Richter creates an entirely new portrait of Chernobyl’s forgotten ghost towns, monuments and more

Since the first atomic bomb was dropped, humankind has been haunted by the idea of nuclear apocalypse. That nightmare almost became reality in 1986, when an accident at the USSR’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant triggered the world’s worst radiological crisis. The events of that night are well documented—but history didn’t stop there. Chernobyl, as a place, remains very much alive today. More than a quarter of a million tourists visited the Zone over the last few years, while millions more watched the acclaimed 2019 HBO mini-series Chernobyl.

In Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide, researcher Darmon Richter journeys into the contemporary Exclusion Zone, venturing deeper than any previously published account. While thousands of foreign visitors congregate around a handful of curated sites, beyond the tourist hotspots lies a wild and mysterious land the size of a small country. In the forests of Chernobyl, historic village settlements and Soviet-era utopianism have lain abandoned since the time of the disaster—overshadowed by vast, unearthly megastructures designed to win the Cold War.

Richter combines photographs of discoveries made during his numerous visits to the Zone with the voices of those who witnessed history—engineers, scientists, police and evacuees. He explores evacuated regions in both Ukraine and Belarus, finding forgotten ghost towns and Soviet monuments lost deep in irradiated forests, gains exclusive access inside the most secure areas of the power plant itself, and joins the “stalkers” of Chernobyl as he sets out on a high-stakes illegal hike to the heart of the Exclusion Zone.


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In Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide, Richter shares glimpses of the incredible access he had to a site that continues to send chills down the spine of people around the world.

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In 'Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide,' a possible glimpse of nature’s future order in a posthuman world

In 'Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide,' a possible glimpse of nature’s future order in a posthuman world

Featured images are reproduced from Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide, the newest addition to FUEL Publishing's series of books on the profound aesthetic and cultural mysteries of the Soviet world. In this case, researcher Darmon Richter goes beyond typical disaster tourist hotspots to photograph previously undocumented regions of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, where he once worked as a tour guide while making illegal "stalker" forays on the sly. In his Prologue, Richter writes, "Chernobyl today is a place of greenery and life, of branches sagging under overripe fruit, and of wild animals that in the decades of our absence have begun to lose their distrust of humans. Wild foxes will eat bread from the palm of your hand, while all around, symbols of the former regime crumble beneath the burden of flowers, berries and ants. It is a place where the humble might find infinite beauty, where the curious may glimpse nature’s future order in a posthuman world…" continue to blog


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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
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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
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Pub Date: 8/1/2010
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Nairobi

NAIROBI

By Shadi Rahbaran.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783757
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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
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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
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Pub Date: 3/25/2015
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Desert of Pharan

DESERT OF PHARAN

By Ahmed Mater.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784853
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Pub Date: 11/21/2016
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Milan

MILAN

Edited by Massimo Zanella.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857224121
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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
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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
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Pub Date: 1/3/2017
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Beijing

BEIJING

By Claudio Greco, Carlo Santoro.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861303027
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Pub Date: 6/17/2008
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Milan Architecture

MILAN ARCHITECTURE

By Maria Vittoria Capitanucci.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857228549
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Pub Date: 4/5/2016
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