Published by Taschen, a book of photographs by Frédéric Chaubin is a visual exploration of the ‘fourth and final age of Soviet architecture’. The exhibition»Frédéric Chaubin. CCCP – Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed«comprises a set of ninety photographs by French publicist. In this volume photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics which express what could be considered as the .

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Knowing next to nothing about architecture, I was impressed by the accessibility and context provided by the introduction, but obviously a book like this lives or dies on its visual content, and the photos are fantastic.

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This book is practically all photos, I feel anyone could really enjoy this as a gift granted they have the slightest interest in architecture, art, design, photography, or the soviet era. On each page, you receive what you pay for: Leaves you wanting to know more, much more. KarTon rated it really liked it Mar 24, Read all about it in this amazingly well written book with huge photographs of the lost empire.

The photos showed off the great buildings in the Soviet Union. The whole book is a work of art that encapsulates the soviet era. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


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Oscar rated it really liked it Aug 23, Taking advantage of the collapsing monolithic structure, the holes in the widening net, architects went far beyond modernism, going back to the roots or freely innovating. Some are downright ugly, others have a strange beauty. Write a customer review. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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The most touching story was of a cutting edge science center built right before the fall of the USSR. I would hope investors would buy this book and scout out these areas of empty real estate.

And there is rarely any exterior texture. Based on the notion that a given aesthetics is reflective of a set of ideological cosmix, this language was intent on transforming the world through architecture. The book is full color with frdderic detailed pictures. Jul 23, D. Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed. There is no too much text in this book however the pictures speak for themselves. Being a native of the USSRI wondered what is this book about – not professionallybut rather because of nostalgia and interesting titles.

This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the periodfrom the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of identity. AliceatWonderland rated it it was amazing Dec 25, I really like the aesthetics of the architecture displayed in the book. Frederoc Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Write a customer review. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


I believe this book to be a good volume for any architect’s private collection. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Frédéric Chaubin. CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

Peek behind the Iron Curtain – you won’t regret it. Mesmerizing photographs of monumental, otherworldly, and innovative architecture. The shots have a melancholy beauty of lost grandeur. This wonderful book reveals a creative burgeoning that took communkst from until Skip to main content. See all 43 reviews. When you read the title of the book – you realize that many of the buildings have quite futuristic look. Cbaubin Designer Fashion Brands. Today, the heady combination of Soviet style and architectural extravagance is very much back in fashion, and the tragic ideological missteps that underpin so many of these structures is easily overlooked.

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Lists with This Book. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed. The Soviet Union Abandoned: Some of the chaaubin ones completed projects that the Constructivists would have dreamt of Druzhba Sanatorium, Yaltaothers expressed their imagination in an expressionist way Palace of Weddings, Tbilisi.