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Soviet Metro Stations

Author : Owen Hatherley
Publisher : Fuel Publishing
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UCSD:31822044512028

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Following his bestselling quest for Soviet Bus Stops, Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig has completed a subterranean expedition photographing the stations of each Metro network of the former USSR. From extreme marble and chandelier opulence to brutal futuristic minimalist glory, Soviet Metro Stations documents this wealth of diverse architecture.

CCCP Underground

Author : Frank Herfort
Publisher : Benteli Verlags
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2021-09
Category : Photography
ISBN : 3716518638

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Visions of Utopia: Palaces for the Working Class

Soviet Bus Stops

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 191 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Architectural photography
ISBN : 099319110X

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Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by car, bike, bus and taxi in 13 former Soviet countries discovering and documenting these unexpected treasures of modern art. From the shores of the Black Sea to the endless Kazakh steppe, these bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time. These books represent the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled from: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. With a foreword by writer, critic and television presenter Jonathan Meades. --Volume 1.

The Underground

Author : Hamid Ismailov
Publisher : Restless Books
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2014-01-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780989983242

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“I am Moscow’s underground son, the result of one too many nights on the town,” says Mbobo, the precocious twelve-year-old narrator of Hamid Ismailov’s The Underground. Born from a Siberian woman and an African athlete competing in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Mbobo navigates the complexities of being a fatherless, mixed-raced boy in the Soviet Union in the years before its collapse, guided only by the Moscow subway system. Named one of the "ten best Russian novels of the 21st Century" (Continent Magazine), The Underground is Ismailov’s haunting tour of the Soviet capital, on the surface and beneath. Though deeply engaged with great Russian authors of the past—Dostoyevsky, Nabokov, and, above all, Pushkin—Ismailov is an emerging master of Russian writing that reflects the country’s diversity today. Reviews "Hamid Ismailov has the capacity of Salman Rushdie at his best to show the grotesque realization of history on the ground." —Literary Review "The dream of grandeur is more than justified by the artfulness of The Underground, which...create[s] the motifs of blackness, subterranean movement, and isolation that are the novel’s strongest effects." —Transitions Online Hamid Ismailov is an Uzbek journalist, writer, and translator who was forced to flee Uzbekistan in 1992 for the United Kingdom, where he now works for the BBC World Service. His works are still banned in Uzbekistan. His writing has been published in Uzbek, Russian, French, English, and other languages. He is the author of novels including Sobranie Utonchyonnyh, Le Vagabond Flamboyant, Two Lost to Life, The Railway, The Underground, A Poet and Bin-Laden and The Dead Lake; poetry collections including Sad (Garden) and Pustynya (Desert); and books of visual poetry Post Faustum and Kniga Otsutstvi. Carol Ermakova studied German and Russian language and literature and holds an MA in translation from Bath University. She first visited Russia in 1991. More recently, Ermakova spent two years in Moscow working as a teacher and translator. Carol currently lives in the North Pennines and works as a freelance translator.

Metro 2033

Author : Dmitry Glukhovsky
Publisher : Gollancz
Page : 569 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2010-03-18
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780575086265

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The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory, the stuff of myth and legend. More than 20 years have passed since the last plane took off from the earth. Rusted railways lead into emptiness. The ether is void and the airwaves echo to a soulless howling where previously the frequencies were full of news from Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. Man's time is over. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on earth. They live in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. It is humanity's last refuge. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters - or the simple need to repulse an enemy incursion. It is a world without a tomorrow, with no room for dreams, plans, hopes. Feelings have given way to instinct - the most important of which is survival. Survival at any price. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line. It was one of the Metro's best stations and still remains secure. But now a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro, to the legendary Polis, to alert everyone to the awful danger and to get help. He holds the future of his native station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.

Soviet Asia

Author : Roberto Conte
Publisher : Fuel Publishing
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2019-04-25
Category : Photography
ISBN : 0995745552

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A fantastic collection of Soviet Asian architecture, many photographed here for the first time Soviet Asia explores the Soviet modernist architecture of Central Asia. Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego crossed the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, documenting buildings constructed from the 1950s until the fall of the USSR. The resulting images showcase the majestic, largely unknown, modernist buildings of the region. Museums, housing complexes, universities, circuses, ritual palaces - all were constructed using a composite aesthetic. Influenced by Persian and Islamic architecture, pattern and mosaic motifs articulated a connection with Central Asia. Grey concrete slabs were juxtaposed with colourful tiling and rectilinear shapes broken by ornate curved forms: the brutal designs normally associated with Soviet-era architecture were reconstructed with Eastern characteristics. Many of the buildings shown in Soviet Asia are recorded here for the first time, making this book an important document, as despite the recent revival of interest in Brutalist and Modernist architecture, a number of them remain under threat of demolition. The publication includes two contextual essays, one by Alessandro De Magistris (architect and History of Architecture professor, University of Milan, contributor to the book Vertical Moscow) and the other by Marco Buttino (Modern and Urban History professor, University of Turin, specializing in the history of social change in the USSR).

Landscapes of Communism

Author : Owen Hatherley
Publisher : New Press, The
Page : 624 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2016-03-01
Category : History
ISBN : 9781620971895

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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?

Stalin's Ghost

Author : Martin Cruz Smith
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 329 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2013-08-15
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781471131158

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* Don't miss the latest in the Arkady Renko series, THE SIBERIAN DILEMMA, by Martin Cruz Smith, a novelist 'that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe' (Val McDermid) * 'Martin Cruz Smith makes tension rise through the page like a shark's fin’ Independent Once the Chief Investigator of the Moscow Militsiya, Arkady Renko is now a pariah of the Prosecutor's Office and has been reduced to investigating reports of late-night subway riders seeing the ghost of Joseph Stalin. Part political hocus-pocus, part wishful thinking - even the illusion of the bloody dictator has a higher approval rating than Renko. After being left by his lover for a more popular and successful detective, Renko's investigation becomes a jealousy-fuelled quest leading to the barren fields of Tver, where millions of soldiers fought, and lost their lives. Here, scavengers collect bones, weapons and paraphernalia off the remains of those slain, but there's more to be found than bullets and boots. Praise for Martin Cruz Smith: 'The story drips with atmosphere and authenticity – a literary triumph' David Young, bestselling author of Stasi Child ‘Smith not only constructs grittily realistic plots, he also has a gift for characterisation of which most thriller writers can only dream' Mail on Sunday 'Smith was among the first of a new generation of writers who made thrillers literary' Guardian 'Brilliantly worked, marvellously written . . . an imaginative triumph' Sunday Times 'A wonderful surprise of a novel’ William Ryan, author of The Constant Soldier

Soviet Metro Stations

Author : Damon Murray,Stephen Sorrell
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Architectural photography
ISBN : OCLC:1347679239

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For us, said Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in his memoirs, there was something supernatural about the Metro. Visiting any of the dozen or so Metro networks built across the Soviet Union between the 1930s and 1980s, it is easy to see why. Rather than the straightforward systems of London, Paris or New York, these networks were used as a propaganda artwork, a fusion of sculpture, architecture and art that combined Byzantine, medieval, baroque and constructivist ideas and infused them with the notion that communism would mean a 'communal luxury' for all. Today these astonishing spaces remain the closest realization of a Soviet utopia. Following his bestselling quest for 'Soviet Bus Stops', Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig has completed a subterranean expedition photographing the stations of each Metro network of the former USSR. From extreme marble and chandelier opulence to brutal futuristic minimalist glory, 'Soviet Metro Stations' documents this wealth of diverse architecture. Along the way Herwig captures the elements that make up this singular Soviet experience: neon, concrete, escalators, signage, mosaics and relief sculptures all combine to build a vivid map of the Soviet Metro. 'Soviet Metro Stations' includes an essay by the leading architectural and political writer Owen Hatherley, author of the acclaimed books Landscapes of Communism (2015), Trans-Europe Express (2018) and The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space.

Omon Ra

Author : Viktor Pelevin
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Page : 166 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0811213641

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A satire about the Soviet space program finds Omon, who has dreamed of space flight all of his life, enrolled as a cosmonaut only to learn that his task will be piloting a supposedly unmanned lunar vehicle to the Moon and remaining there to die.

Anthem

Author : Ayn Rand
Publisher : Namaskar Book
Page : 57 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2024-02-02
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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Embark on a thought-provoking journey into a dystopian world with "Anthem: A Dystopian Exploration of Individuality and Freedom." Discover a society where individuality is suppressed, and freedom is a distant memory, in this gripping tale by [Author Name]. As the story unfolds, delve into the depths of a society devoid of personal identity, where the collective reigns supreme and independent thought is forbidden. Explore the consequences of a world where conformity is mandatory and rebellion is punishable by death. But amidst the oppressive regime, a flicker of hope emerges: the yearning for individual expression and the pursuit of freedom. Prepare to be captivated by the indomitable spirit of the protagonist as they defy the constraints of society and seek to reclaim their humanity. Hook: Will the quest for individuality ignite a revolution, or will it be extinguished by the forces of oppression? Experience the tension between conformity and rebellion as you follow the protagonist on their journey of self-discovery and defiance. With each twist and turn, you'll be drawn deeper into a world where the fight for freedom becomes a battle for the soul. Join the resistance and challenge the status quo in "Anthem." Will you stand up for individuality and reclaim your right to freedom? Explore the timeless themes of identity and liberty in this dystopian masterpiece. Whether you're a fan of speculative fiction or simply crave a gripping narrative, "Anthem" promises to captivate your imagination and ignite your passion for change. Are you ready to break free from the chains of conformity? Order your copy of "Anthem: A Dystopian Exploration of Individuality and Freedom" today and join the fight for a better tomorrow. Embrace the power of individuality. Purchase your copy now.

Soviet Cities: Labour, Life and Leisure

Author : Arseniy Kotov
Publisher : Fuel
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2020-09-22
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1916218415

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The Soviet dream of modernist architecture for all, portrayed on the brink of its erasure In recent years Russian cities have visibly changed. The architectural heritage of the Soviet period has not been fully acknowledged. As a result many unique modernist buildings have been destroyed or changed beyond recognition. Russian photographer Arseniy Kotov intends to document these buildings and their surroundings before they are lost forever. He likes to take pictures in winter, during the "blue hour," which occurs immediately after sunset or just before sunrise. At this time, the warm yellow colors inside apartment-block windows contrast with the twilight gloom outside. To Kotov, this atmosphere reflects the Soviet period of his imagination. His impression of this time is unashamedly idealistic: he envisages a great civilization, built on a fair society, which hopes to explore nature and conquer space. From the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan to the grim monolithic high-rise dormitory blocks of inner-city Volgograd, Kotov captures the essence of the post-Soviet world. "The USSR no longer exists and in these photographs we can see what remains--the most outstanding buildings and constructions, where Soviet people lived and how Soviet cities once looked: no decoration, no bright colors and no luxury, only bare concrete and powerful forms." This superbly designed volume is the latest in Fuel's revelatory and inspiring series on Soviet-era architecture.

Metro 2035

Author : Dmitry Glukhovsky
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2016-12
Category : Air raid shelters
ISBN : 1539930726

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Twenty years after Doomsday, survivors of World War Three live in an underground world they have created in the subway system of Moscow. The most stubborn of the survivors, Artyom, will give anything to find and lead his own people to life again on the earth's surface.

METRO 2033. English Hardcover Edition.

Author : Dmitry Glukhovsky
Publisher : Lulu.com
Page : 460 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2016-11-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1365563502

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First English U.S. PREMIUM HARDCOVER Edition of the cult dystopia "METRO 2033". * * * Metro 2033 tells the story of a young man named Artyom who goes a long way to save his world from mortal danger. The book describes the consequences of an atomic war. Its only survivors strive for existence in the mazes of the Moscow subway (Metro) some two decades after the nuclear Holocaust. Formally a sci-fi novel, Metro 2033 describes a dystopia, in which Russia's present-day society is superficially analyzed and described. It also critically examines communism in the former Soviet Union and the rise of fascism in modern Russia. Over 2,000,000 copies of Metro 2033 have been sold worldwide. Foreign book rights have been sold to more than 37 countries. The franchise gave birth to two cult video games, Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light. Film rights were optioned by MGM Studios in Hollywood.

Aeroflot: Fly Soviet

Author : Bruno Vandermueren
Publisher : Fuel
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2021-09-09
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1916218466

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The first book to tell the story of the Soviet airline, featuring previously unseen ephemera Despite the borders of the USSR being closed to the majority of its population, Soviet citizens were among the world's most frequent flyers. Following the 1917 Revolution, Vladimir Lenin made the development of aviation a priority. Assisted by advertising campaigns by artists such as Alexander Rodchenko, Soviet society was mobilized to establish an air fleet--from the very beginning of the USSR through to its demise in 1991, Soviet aviation flew its own unique path. This book unfolds the story of Soviet air travel, from early carriers like Deruluft and Dobrolet to the enigmatic Aeroflot. Organized like an Air Force, with a vast fleet of aircraft and helicopters, Aeroflot was the world's biggest air carrier of passengers and cargo, responsible for a wider range of duties than any other airline. In an era when it was still common to smoke on board, the Aeroflot emblem appeared on cigarette packets, matchboxes and many other everyday goods. Aeroflot publicity alerted domestic passengers to new destinations or proudly presented the introduction of faster, more comfortable aircraft, while colorful advertising enticed Western travelers to use Aeroflot's international services. Aeroflot: Fly Soviet uses this ephemera to illustrate a parallel aviation universe that existed for 70 years. It pays tribute to generations of aircraft engineers, designers, pilots, ticket sellers, flight dispatchers, air traffic controllers, ground handlers and flight attendants, who jointly created this remarkable chapter of Soviet civil aviation history.