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Photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in 14 former Soviet Republics which express what could be considered as the fourth age of Soviet architecture.



ISBN: 3836565056

Category: Architectural photography

Page: 448

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An unrivaled photographic journey through time and geography, Frédéric Chaubin's Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed gathers 90 buildings in 14 former Soviet Republics, each built between 1970 and 1990. In their local exoticism, outlandish ideologies, and puzzle of styles, these vast, weird, and wonderful buildings are extraordinary...
2017-09-29 By

These models are today part of the collection of Staatliche Museen Schloss Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel. 52. Like it had also coined the subtitle of one of the most popular recent photo books: CCCPCosmic Communist Constructions Photographed ...

Author: Magdalena Banaszkiewicz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498543828

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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Anthropology of Tourism in Central and Eastern Europe explores traveling through case studies from Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Poland through an anthropological lens. The contributors of this volume touch on broader issues like identity, gender, visuality, memory, heritage, intercultural relationships, and globalization.
2018-04-11 By Magdalena Banaszkiewicz

What sort of cities did the communists build, what sort of buildings did they expect people to live in, ... late-socialist schlock of Frédéric Chaubin's CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed, to individual volumes on ...

Author: Owen Hatherley

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 9781620971895

Category: History

Page: 624

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When communism took power in Eastern Europe it remade cities in its own image, transforming everyday life and creating sweeping boulevards and vast, epic housing estates in an emphatic declaration of a noncapitalist idea. The regimes that built them are now dead and long gone, but from Warsaw to Berlin, Moscow to postrevolutionary Kiev, the buildings remain, often populated by people whose lives were scattered by the collapse of communism. Landscapes of Communism is a journey of historical discovery, plunging us into the lost world of socialist architecture. Owen Hatherley, a brilliant, witty, young urban critic shows how power was wielded in these societies by tracing the sharp, sudden zigzags of official communist architectural style: the superstitious despotic rococo of high Stalinism, with its jingoistic memorials, palaces, and secret policemen’s castles; East Germany’s obsession with prefabricated concrete panels; and the metro systems of Moscow and Prague, a spectacular vindication of public space that went further than any avant-garde ever dared. Throughout his journeys across the former Soviet empire, Hatherley asks what, if anything, can be reclaimed from the ruins of Communism—what residue can inform our contemporary ideas of urban life?
2016-03-01 By Owen Hatherley

In English-language publishing, the pace was set by a series of coffee table photo books, in the form of surprise bestsellers such as Frederic Chaubin's CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed (2011), Rebecca Litchfield's ...

Author: Greg Albo

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583678442

Category: Political Science


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Essays which aim to create a world of agency and justice. How can we build a future with better health and homes, respecting people and the environment? The 2020 edition of the Socialist Register, Beyond Market Dystopia, contains a wealth of incisive essays that entice readers to do just that: to wake up to the cynical, implicitly market-driven concept of human society we have come to accept as everyday reality. Intellectuals and activists such as Michelle Chin, Nancy Fraser, Arun Gupta, and Jeremy Brecher connect with and go beyond classical socialist themes, to combine an analysis of how we are living now with visions and plans for new strategic, programmatic, manifesto-oriented alternative ways of living.
2019-12-23 By Greg Albo

We Don't Need More Austerity: We Need Luxury Communism. ... Utopia for Realists: The Case for a Universal Basic Income, Open Borders, and a 15-Hour Workweek (E. Manton, Trans.). ... CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed.

Author: David M. Bell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317486718

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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Over five hundred years since it was named, utopia remains a vital concept for understanding and challenging the world(s) we inhabit, even in – or rather because of – the condition of ‘post-utopianism’ that supposedly permeates them. In Rethinking Utopia David M. Bell offers a diagnosis of the present through the lens of utopia and then, by rethinking the concept through engagement with utopian studies, a variety of ‘radical’ theories and the need for decolonizing praxis, shows how utopianism might work within, against and beyond that which exists in order to provide us with hope for a better future. He proposes paying a ‘subversive fidelity’ to utopia, in which its three constituent terms: ‘good’ (eu), ‘place’ (topos), and ‘no’ (ou) are rethought to assert the importance of immanent, affective relations. The volume engages with a variety of practices and forms to articulate such a utopianism, including popular education/critical pedagogy; musical improvisation; and utopian literature. The problems as well as the possibilities of this utopianism are explored, although the problems are often revealed to be possibilities, provided they are subject to material challenge. Rethinking Utopia offers a way of thinking about (and perhaps realising) utopia that helps overcome some of the binary oppositions structuring much thinking about the topic. It allows utopia to be thought in terms of place and process; affirmation and negation; and the real and the not-yet. It engages with the spatial and affective turns in the social sciences without ever uncritically being subsumed by them; and seeks to make connections to indigenous cosmologies. It is a cautious, careful, critical work punctuated by both pessimism and hope; and a refusal to accept the finality of this or any world.
2017-01-20 By David M. Bell

CCCP. Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed. Retrieved from https:// chaubin cosmic communist constructions_photographed.htm Chen, T. (2018).

Author: Nistoreanu, Puiu

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799814252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 338

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Within the past decade, there has been a re-emergence of tourism in Europe, especially in the central and eastern regions. With socialism becoming a distant memory, these former communist countries are now attractive destinations for travel. Research on this current phenomenon is essential, as professionals and scientists must stay informed on the modern development of this global region. New Trends and Opportunities for Central and Eastern European Tourism provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary tourism in Eastern Europe and its effect on economics and sociology. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as monument protection, economic features, and socialist architecture, this book is ideally designed for travel agents, tour developers, restaurateurs, hotel management, economic analysts, government officials, policymakers, tourism journalists, tourism practitioners, researchers, and professors seeking current research on the development of travel in Eastern and Central Europe.
2019-12-13 By Nistoreanu, Puiu

Barnabus Calder, Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism (London: William Heinemann, 2016). Frédéric Chaubin, CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed (Cologne: Taschen, 2011). Jean-Louis Cohen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Basel: ...

Author: Adam Sharr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198783442

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Somewhere between 1910 and 1970, architecture changed. Now that modern architecture has become familiar (sometimes celebrated, sometimes vilified), it's hard to imagine how novel it once seemed. Expensive buildings were transformed from ornamental fancies which referred to the classical and medieval pasts into strikingly plain reflections of novel materials, functions, and technologies. Modern architecture promised the transformation of cities from overcrowded conurbations characterized by packed slums and dirty industries to spacious realms of generous housing and clean mechanized production set in parkland. At certain times and in certain cultures, it stood for the liberation of the future from the past. This Very Short Introduction explores the technical innovations that opened up the cultural and intellectual opportunities for modern architecture to happen. Adam Sharr shows how the invention of steel and reinforced concrete radically altered possibilities for shaping buildings, transforming what architects were able to imagine, as did new systems for air conditioning and lighting. While architects weren't responsible for these innovations, they were among the first to appreciate how they could make the world look and feel different, in connection with imagery from other spheres like modern art and industrial design. Focusing on a selection of modern buildings that also symbolize bigger cultural ideas, Sharr discusses what modern architecture was like, why it was like that, and how it was imagined. Considering the work of some of the historians and critics who helped to shape modern architecture, he demonstrates how the field owes as much to its storytellers as to its buildings. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
2018-11-22 By Adam Sharr

London Skylines: A Study of High Buildings and Views. Review and Studies Series 33. London: London Research Centre, 1987. Chaubin, Frédéric. CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed. Cologne: Taschen, 2011.

Author: Brent D. Ryan

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262036672

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

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Why urban design is larger than architecture: the foundational qualities of urban design, examples and practitioners Urban design in practice is incremental, but architects imagine it as scaled-up architecture—large, ready-to-build pop-up cities. This paradox of urban design is rarely addressed; indeed, urban design as a discipline lacks a theoretical foundation. In The Largest Art, Brent Ryan argues that urban design encompasses more than architecture, and he provides a foundational theory of urban design beyond the architectural scale. In a “declaration of independence” for urban design, Ryan describes urban design as the largest of the building arts, with qualities of its own. Ryan distinguishes urban design from its sister arts by its pluralism: plural scale, ranging from an alleyway to a region; plural time, because it is deeply enmeshed in both history and the present; plural property, with many owners; plural agents, with many makers; and plural form, with a distributed quality that allows it to coexist with diverse elements of the city. Ryan looks at three well-known urban design projects through the lens of pluralism: a Brancusi sculptural ensemble in Romania, a Bronx housing project, and a formally and spatially diverse grouping of projects in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He revisits the thought of three plural urbanists working between 1960 and 1980: David Crane, Edmund Bacon, and Kevin Lynch. And he tells three design stories for the future, imaginary scenarios of plural urbanism in locations around the world. Ryan concludes his manifesto with three signal considerations urban designers must acknowledge: eternal change, inevitable incompletion, and flexible fidelity. Cities are ceaselessly active, perpetually changing. It is the urban designer's task to make art with aesthetic qualities that can survive perpetual change.
2017-10-27 By Brent D. Ryan

13 For a partial list of photo monographs recording the architecture of the former socialist world, see Roman Bezjak, Socialist Modernism (Berlin: Hajte Cantz, 2011); Frédéric Chaubin, CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed ...

Author: Vladimir Kulic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350014428

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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If postmodernism is indeed 'the cultural logic of late capitalism', why did typical postmodernist themes like ornament, colour, history and identity find their application in the architecture of the socialist Second World? How do we explain the retreat into paper architecture and theoretical discussion in societies still nominally devoted to socialist modernization? Exploring the intersection of two areas of growing scholarly interest - postmodernism and the architecture of the former socialist world - this edited collection stakes out new ground in charting architecture's various transformations in the 1970s and 80s. Fourteen essays together explore the question of whether or not architectural postmodernism had a specific Second World variant. The collection demonstrates both the unique nature of Second World architectural phenomena and also assesses connections with western postmodernism. The case studies cover the vast geographical scope from Eastern Europe to China and Cuba. They address a wealth of aesthetic, discursive and practical phenomena, interpreting them in the broader socio-political context of the last decades of the Cold War. The result provides a greatly expanded map of recent architectural history, which redefines postmodernist architecture in a more theoretically comprehensive and global way.
2019-02-21 By Vladimir Kulic

244 See for instance Andrew Moore's Detroit Disassembled (2010); Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre's TheRuins of Detroit ... 248 See Frédéric Chaubin's fascinating CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed (Köln: Taschen, 2011).

Author: J. D. Taylor

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780992617

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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Negative Capitalism: Cynicism in the Neoliberal Era offers a new conceptual framework for understanding the current economic crisis. Through a ranging series of analyses and perspectives, it argues that cynicism has become culturally embedded in the UK and US as an effect of disempowerment by neoliberal capitalism. Yet despite the deprivation and collapse of key social infrastructure like representative democracy, welfare, workers' rights and equal access to resources, there has so far been no collective, effective and sustained overthrow of capitalism. Why is this? The book's central call is for new strategies that unravel this narcissistic cynicism, embracing social democracy, constitutional rights, mass bankruptcies and animate sabotage. Kafka, Foucault, Ballard and de Sade are clashed with the X-Factor, ruinporn, London, and the artwork of Laura Oldfield Ford. Negative Capitalism's polemic is written to incite responses against the cynical malaise of the neoliberal era.
2013-03-27 By J. D. Taylor