Soviet Bus Stops: Volume II by Christopher HerwigOn the heels of his bestselling Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig locates fresh wonders of the Soviet vernacular in Georgia, Ukraine and Russia itself
After the popular and critical success of his first book, Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig has returned to the former Soviet Union to hunt for more. In this second volume, as well as discovering new stops in the remotest areas of Georgia and Ukraine, Herwig turns his camera to Russia itself. Following exhaustive research, he drove more than 9,000 miles from coast to coast across the largest country in the world, in pursuit of new examples of this singular architectural form.
A foreword by renowned architecture and culture critic Owen Hatherley reveals new information on the origins of the Soviet bus stop. Examining the government policy that allowed these small architectural forms to flourish, he explains how they reflected Soviet values, and how ultimately they remained--despite their incredible individuality--far-flung outposts of Soviet ideology.
The diversity of architectural approaches is staggering: juxtaposed alongside a slew of audacious modern and brutal designs, there are bus stops shaped as trains, birds, light bulbs, rockets, castles, even a bus stop incorporating a statue of St. George slaying the dragon. An essential companion to the first volume, this book provides a valuable document of these important and unique constructions.
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What's New? New Bestsellers Trade Academic D. Catalog D. Publishers D. After the popular and critical success of his first book, Soviet Bus Stops , photographer Christopher Herwig has returned to the former Soviet Union to hunt for more. In this second volume, as well as discovering new stops in the remotest areas of Georgia and Ukraine, Herwig turns his camera to Russia itself. Following exhaustive research, he drove more than 9, miles from coast to coast across the largest country in the world, in pursuit of new examples of this singular architectural form.
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. With an essay by leading architecture, politics and culture author and journalist Owen Hatherley. Order now from Amazon , Fuel , and soon in great book shops everywhere. Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30, 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 extraordinary bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time.
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When Christopher Herwig, a Canadian photographer, first embarked on his arduous long-distance cycle from London to St Petersburg back in , the outlandishly designed bus stop was nothing more than a pleasing oddity. His first collection of photographs covered more than 30, km through 14 former Soviet countries, including vast swathes of Central Asia. His second volume, published by Fuel and featuring a foreword by Owen Hatherley , is dedicated to Ukraine, Georgia and Russia. For this latest book Herwig sought to find the most unusual bus stops in the deepest reaches of the countryside. And he did not disappoint: the bus stops here range from magnificently produced propaganda, celebrating the achievements of the Soviet state, to the patrioric St George slaying the dragon in the village of Rostovanovskoye in Russia is well worth a gander , to the fantastically mundane that makes you ask — what is a giant lighbulb doing in the middle of the Russian countryside? Step inside some of the perpetually puzzling examples of Soviet-era architecture. Striking designs from Chernobyl to the deepest recesses of the Russian countryside 21 November