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Over the past few years, a series of exhibitions and monographs have prompted a rediscovery of socialist modernism, its powerful expression and exoticism stirring significant interest. The recently published photo book Concrete Siberia. Soviet Landscapes of the Far North by Zupagrafika casts a new light on this relatively unexplored chapter of architecture history by showcasing the Soviet architecture of Siberia's major cities while providing an insight into a little-known landscape. The book presents the architecture and urban environment of six Siberian cities: Novosibirsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Norilsk, Irkutsk and Yakutsk, through the lens of Russian photographer Alexander Veryovkin, bringing about a new-found perspective on post-war architecture. The photographic project is the creation of Zupagrafika, a Poland-based independent publishing house and design studio, whose work centers around European post-war modernist and brutalist architecture, most notably that of the former Eastern Bloc. Founded in 2012 by David Navarro and Martyna Sobecka, Zupagrafika has documented this architectural heritage through an extensive body of work which includes Brutal Britain, Eastern Blocks and Panelki. View more View full description
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