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CCCP : cosmic Communist constructions photographed

Author: Frédéric Chaubin
Publisher: Köln : Taschen, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what he considers to be the fourth age of Soviet architecture. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990."--Publisher web site.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frédéric Chaubin
ISBN: 9783836525190 3836525194
OCLC Number: 945989235
Language Note: Foreword, introduction, and captions in English, German, and French.
Description: 312 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 35 cm
Contents: Introduction : cosmic Communist constructions photographed / Frédéric Chaubin --
Entertainment and culture : variations on monumental lyricism --
Science and technology : power and the dramatization of the future --
Sports and youth : the architects cosmic dream --
Health and resorts : from seaside phalansteries to hidden villas --
Rites and symbols : theatricality as a vector of emotion. Foreword / Paul Smith --
Introduction : Cosmic communist constructions photographed / Frédéric Chaubin --
Entertainment and culture: variations on a monumental lyricism : Concert palace, Dushanbe ; River restaurant, Dnepropetrovsk ; Dostoevsky Theater, Veliky Novgorod ; Lenin Palace, Almaty ; Drama theater, Grodno ; Puppet theater, Moscow ; Panorama cinema, Tashkent ; Linnahall; Song festival stage, Tallinn ; Music stage, Dnepropetrovsk, Lenin Memorial, Kazan ; Lenin Memorial; Art museum, Tashkent ; Concert palace, Kazan ; Archaeological museum, Tbilisi ; Rossiya two hall cinema, Yerevan --
Science and technology: power and the dramatization of the future : Academy of Science, Moscow ; Solntse solar furnace, Parkent ; October bazaar, Tashkent ; Armenia reflecting telescope, Byurakan ; TV tower, Riga ; TV tower, Tashkent ; Ministry of highways, Tbilisi ; Cybernetics study center, Saint Petersburg ; Danilovsky Market, Moscow ; Institute of scientific research, Kiev ; Polytechnic Institute; Exhibition center, Minsk ; Air terminal, Zvartnots ; Air terminal, Minsk ; Kek state farm, Rapla ; Leningrad sea terminal, Saint Petersburg ; Administrative building, Chisinau ; Dwelling, Dushanbe ; Dwelling, Dombai ; Dwelling, Dnepropetrovsk ; Air terminal, Riga ; Corn tower, Chisinau --
Sports and youth: the architects cosmic dream : Olympic regatta center, Pirita ; Yacht club; Jubileiny palace of sports, Saint Petersburg ; Swimming pool, Sventoji ; Druzhba sporting hall; Cycling race track, Moscow ; Pioneers' palace, Dnepropetrovsk ; Pioneers' palace, Almaty ; Pioneers' palace, Moscow ; Prototype state farm, Juknaiciai ; Cross-country skiing resort / Otepaa ; Circus, Bishkek ; Prometheus youth camp, Bogatiria ; Bobsleigh stand, Sigulda ; Circus, Kazan ; Circus, Dnepropetrovsk ; Circus, Dushanbe ; Circus, Moscow ; Circus, Tashkent ; Public garden, Dushanbe ; Circus Chisinau --
Health and resorts: from seaside phalansteries to hidden villas : Druzhba Sanatorium, Yalta ; Uzbekistan Hotel, Tashkent ; Rest house, Sevan ; Arasan public bath; Kazakhstan Hotel; Sanatorium, Almaty ; Hydrotherapic sanatorium, Druskininkai ; Children's health resort basin, Alder ; Andropov Villa, Valgeranna ; Academy of science cottage, Palanga ; Lipki summer camp, Tula ; Neringa rest house; Zilvinas rest house, Palanga ; Rest house, Gudauri ; Saliyut, Kiev ; Druzhba Hotel, Viborg ; Rigas Hotel, Jurmala ; Villa Auska, Palanga ; Auksines Kopos rest house, Sventoji --
Rites and symbols: theatricality as a vector of emotion : Palace of weddings, Almaty ; Palace of weddings, Bishkek ; Palace of weddings, Kiev ; Church, Klaipeda ; Palace of weddings, Tbilisi ; Palace of weddings, Vilnius ; Park of memory, Kiev ; Batman cornice, Tbilisi ; Ceramic, Tashkent ; Genocide memorial, Yerevan ; Funerarium, Kaunas ; Funerarium, Nida ; Panoramic view-point, Krestovsky ; IX Fort memorial, Kaunas ; House of Soviets, Jaroslavl ; House of Soviets, Kaliningrad ; Fraternity arch, Kiev ; Revival monument, Aparan ; Russian Embassy, Habana ; Grand stand, Tbilisi.
Other Titles: Cosmic Communist constructions photographed
Responsibility: photographs and essay by Frédéric Chaubin.

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"Photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what he considers to be the fourth age of Soviet architecture. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990."--Publisher web site.

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