“Concrete Siberia”, Soviet landscapes of the far north

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A photographic view by Russian photographer Alexander Veryovkin of Soviet-era architecture in one of the most extreme, little-known and vast territories on Earth.

From the Ural Mountains to the Arctic Circle, the book presents over 100 photographs divided into 6 chapters of brutal industrial buildings erected directly on the permafrost.

‘Prefabrication and serialization became the preconditions for Soviet urban development when Khrushchev came to power. For Siberia, it meant a new wave of colonization. ‘

Konstantin Budarin, extracted from the preface

An extremely fascinating book on post-war modern architecture spread to the cities of Novosibirsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Norilsk, Irkutsk and Yakutsk and the daily lives of their inhabitants.

Foto copyright: ZUPAGRAFIKA