Книга: Sorrell Stephen «Brutal Bloc»

Brutal Bloc

Серия: "-"

A collection of previously unpublished postcards from the former Eastern Bloc - sinister, funny, poignant and surreal, they depict the social and architectural values of the period. Brutal concrete hotels, futurist TV towers, heroic worker statues - this collection of Soviet era postcards documents the uncompromising landscape of the Eastern Bloc through its buildings and monuments. They are interspersed with quotes from prominent figures of the time, that both support and confound the ideologies presented in the images. In contrast to the photographs of a ruined and abandoned Soviet empire we are accustomed to seeing today, the scenes depicted here publicise the bright future of communism: social housing blocks, Palaces of Culture and monuments to Comradeship. Dating from the 1960s to the 1980s, they offer a nostalgic yet revealing insight into social and architectural values of the time, acting as a window through which we can examine cars, people, and of course, buildings. These postcards, sanctioned by the authorities, intended to show the world what living in communism looked like. Instead, this postcard propaganda inadvertently communicates other messages: outside the House of Political Enlightenment in Yerevan, the flowerbed reads Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union'; in Novopolotsk, art school pupils paint plein air, their subject is a housing estate; at the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute students stroll past a five metre tall concrete hammer and sickle.

Издательство: "Fuel Publishing" (2018)

Купить за 2206 руб в My-shop

Другие книги схожей тематики:

АвторКнигаОписаниеГодЦенаТип книги
Chadwick PeterThis Brutal WorldA curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever builtThis Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. It… — @Phaidon Press, @ @- @ @ Подробнее...2016
3111бумажная книга
Chadwick PeterThis Brutal WorldA curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever builtThis Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. It… — @Phaidon Press, @ @ @ @ Подробнее...2016
4024бумажная книга

См. также в других словарях:

  • Bloc Erratique — Un bloc erratique aux États Unis Un bloc erratique est, en géologie et en géomorphologie, un fragment de roche de taille relativement importante et qui a été déplacé par un glacier parfois sur de grandes distances. Lors de la fonte du glacier, le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bloc erratique — Un bloc erratique aux États Unis Un bloc erratique est, en géologie et en géomorphologie, un fragment de roche de taille relativement importante qui a été déplacé par un glacier parfois sur de grandes distances. Lors de la fonte du glacier, le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eastern Bloc emigration and defection — Conrad Schumann leaping over barbed wire into West Berlin on August 15, 1961, three days after construction began on the Berlin Wall[1] Eastern Bloc emigration and defection was a point of controversy during the Cold War. After Worl …   Wikipedia

  • Treatment of Christians in Communist Bloc countries — Before and after the October Revolution of November 7, 1917 (October 25 Old Calendar) there was a movement within the Soviet Union to unite all of the people of the world under Communist rule (see Communist International). This included the… …   Wikipedia

  • international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… …   Universalium

  • Poland — /poh leuhnd/, n. a republic in E central Europe, on the Baltic Sea. 38,700,291; ab. 121,000 sq. mi. (313,400 sq. km). Cap.: Warsaw. Polish, Polska. * * * Poland Introduction Poland Background: Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived around …   Universalium

  • France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …   Universalium

  • Cold War — For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). United States President …   Wikipedia

  • coup — [ ku ] n. m. • colp 1080; lat. pop. colpus, class. colaphus, gr. kolaphos I ♦ 1 ♦ Mouvement par lequel un corps vient en heurter un autre; impression (ébranlement, bruit...) produite par ce qui heurte. ⇒ choc, ébranlement, heurt, tamponnement.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …   Universalium

  • Economic Affairs — ▪ 2006 Introduction In 2005 rising U.S. deficits, tight monetary policies, and higher oil prices triggered by hurricane damage in the Gulf of Mexico were moderating influences on the world economy and on U.S. stock markets, but some other… …   Universalium


Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»