In Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed, photographer Frédéric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in fourteen former Soviet Republics, expressing what he considers to be the fourth age of Soviet architecture. His poetic images reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination that took place from 1970 until 1990. No “school” or main trend emerges here. These buildings represent a chaotic impulse brought about by a decaying system. Also outlined: the geography of the USSR, showing how local influences made their exotic twists before the country was brought to its end.
Hardcover. 312 pages.