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Soviet Metro Stations

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Soviet Metro Stations
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  • ISBN: 9780995745568
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Stunning photographs of Soviet Metro Stations from across the former states of the USSR and Russia itself, many of which have never previously been documented

For us , said 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, combining Byzantine, medieval, baroque and Constructivist ideas and infusing them with the notion that Communism would mean a communal luxury for all. Today these astonishing spaces remain the closest realisation of a Soviet utopia.

Following his best-selling quest for Soviet Bus Stops, 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 individual elements that make up this singular Soviet experience: neon, concrete, escalators, signage, mosaics and relief sculptures all combine build an unforgettably vivid map of the Soviet Metro.

The photographs are introduced by leading architecture, politics and culture author and journalist Owen Hatherley.


Herwig suggests [with his photographs] that if owning a car was the American dream, a world-class subway was pushed as part of the Soviet dream.--Adele Peters "Fast Company "

Herwig's photos ... break the underground open like a geode to reveal the intricate world within. Each station seems more imaginative than the next...looking ahead toward a space-traveling, futuristic utopia.--Laura Mallone "WIRED "

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.--ArchDaily

Christopher Herwig spent many early mornings capturing the pre-rush-hour emptiness of Soviet metro stations with their exhilarating mix of propaganda, exquisite mosaics and cosmic lighting fixtures.--The Guardian

Already alive to the unexpected beauty of Soviet bus stops, photographer Christopher Herwig now turns his lens on the grandeur of Soviet design below ground.--Tish Wrigley "The Spaces "

Christopher Herwig celebrate[s] the metro's expansive architectural legacy, travelling as far as Tashkent and Baku.--Calvert Journal

Mesmerizingly gorgeous...--Boing Boing

From Kyivska's Kharkiv Metro to Moscow's Tulskaya stop, Christopher Herwig photographs Soviet-era train stations all over Ukraine, Russia, Georgia and beyond. The project (and now book) follows his previous endeavor photographing bus stations, and the result is quite stunning. Whether featuring opulent chandeliers and luxurious marble or mosaics celebrating hard work, each subterranean scene is a peek behind what was the Iron Curtain.--Cool Hunting

Herwig's images take viewers on a journey through the architectural and political influences of decades past.--Andrew Lasane "Colossal "

Herwig's photography [in Soviet Metro Stations] gives an insight into the array of political influences and architectural styles seen during the Soviet era.--Lizzie Crook "Dezeen "
Detalii
Autor HERWIG, Christopher, SORRELL, Stephen & MURRAY, Damon
An apariţie 2019
Editura Fuel Publishing
Nr pagini 240
Dimensiuni 20.3 x 16.5 cm
Format Hardback