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Frank Herfort: Imperial Pomp: Post Soviet Highrise Hardcover – September 30, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-3866787988 ISBN-10: 3866787987 Edition: Bilingual
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Kerber; Bilingual edition (September 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3866787987
  • ISBN-13: 978-3866787988
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 9.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,716,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alysa H. on January 19, 2014
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This book is an interesting artifact in itself, collecting some impressive photographs of buildings erected only in the last two decades and trying to contextualize them in the former Soviet Union.

There are three short essays included. One is by photographer Herfort in which he gives a little insight into his technical process and how he became interested in these buildings. The others are more critical and provide much-needed background information; they're actually quite unsparingly harsh on the culture and designers that produced this architecture. I would have liked these essays to be longer.

But this is a photography book and the photos do also speak for themselves to a certain extent. They are presented sans text or captions (there's a list in the back), because part of the point is that they are interchangeable. This is architecture without thought to any one building's ultimate purpose, but for maximum psychic impact.
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