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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Since he has regularly featured works combining text and photography. The CCCP collection research was carried out from tothrough an intuitive and creative travel process. This project has been shown throughout the world, from Japan to the United States. Would you like to chaubim us about a lower price?

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The beauty of Soviet brutalism: A photographic record of 90 weird and wonderful buildings from the last decades of the USSR. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from until These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system.

Their diversity announced the end of the Soviet Union. 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 of the daring ones completed projects that the Constructivists would have dreamt of Druzhba Sanatorium, Yaltaothers expressed their imagination in an expressionist way Palace of Weddings, Tbilisi.

A summer camp, inspired by sketches of a prototype lunar base, lays claim to Suprematist influence Prometheus youth camp, Bogatyr. Then comes the “speaking architecture” widespread in the last years of the USSR: This puzzle of styles testifies to all the ideological dreams of the periodfrom the obsession with the cosmos to the rebirth of identity. It also outlines the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end.

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Showing of 43 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Wow, what happens when civilizations rise and fall? Read all about it in this amazingly well written book communidt huge photographs of the lost empire. It will haunt you and make you wonder: The images are perfect, the stories detailed and construcitons researched, and very emotional. The most touching story was of a cutting edge science center built right before the fall of the USSR.

A huge campus with dreams of conducting advanced commmunist I would hope investors would buy this book and scout out these areas of empty real estate. There is a fortune to be earned by purchasing these lost properties and rennovating them for modern use.

Investors shoild try to save the history, but some areas are so large – they may need split up into businesses, apartment buildings, and shopping centers. If you love architecture, or love history, or just enjoy photography and grwat story telling – Buy This Book!

This is a great coffee table book full of caubin wonderful architectural oddities of the soviet era. 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, chhaubin the soviet era. One person found this helpful. Being a native of the USSRI wondered what is this book about – not professionallybut rather because of nostalgia and interesting titles.

The book met my expectations, it is very interesting to look at all these photos – there are pictures of Soviet architectural buildings of different periods and styles, scattered in different countrieswhich previously formed part of the Soviet Union.

Some of the buildings are abandoned and have sad and depressing view – and it reminds us that this era is gone forever. And of courseit is interesting to see those buildings that I have seen “live”.

When you read the title of the book – you realize that many of the buildings have quite futuristic look. There is no too much text in this book however the pictures speak for themselves.

I recommend the book. On each page, you receive what you pay for: Every page is almost completely covered in images As an architecture student, I often referred to this book for some base point ideas for designs or circulation or program elements during studio and it really did aid my design style to see so many different pieces of architecture the book is far from one note regarding architecture, even though it does have a brutalist-modernist focus. I believe this book to be a good volume for any architect’s private collection.


I really like the aesthetics of the architecture displayed in the book. The book is full color with large detailed pictures. The photos showed off the great buildings in the Soviet Union. The photos in the preview don’t do the book justice as the photos in the preview were not near the best in my opinion.

The book is thick and the pages glossy.

CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed

The whole book is a work of art that encapsulates the soviet era. But except for that, Cismic expect a majority of people will be very entertained in the crazy and incredible architecture that is portrayed in the book. Some amazing structures found in the former Soviet Union and some former Warsaw Pact countries. Big Heavy coffee table book. This is communst most unique book – great gift for artists in your life, or anyone fascinated with Soviet era history. The combination of fabulous architecture and the air of decay of many of the buildings captures the time period better than any other medium I’ve seen.

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