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Monotowns: Soviet Landscapes of Post-Industrial Russia

Monotowns: Soviet Landscapes of Post-Industrial Russia

A photographic exploration of the Soviet monotowns − urban settlements erected around single industries in the hinterlands of the former USSR −; some thriving, others struggling to survive, still others partially abandoned.
Through nine chapters with over 130 photographs taken by Russian photographer Alexander Veryovkin, Monotowns by Zupagrafika captures the post-industrial landscapes and Soviet-era architecture of the monogorods extending from the Arctic Circle to the Russian Far East, such as Vorkuta, Norilsk, Mirny, Kirovsk, Tolyatti, Cherepovets, Magnitogorsk, Monchegorsk and Nikel, and the daily lives of their inhabitants.

Includes informative texts providing a valuable insight into the urban development of the featured cities and a foreword by the architectural critic Konstantin Budarin.

‍‘The Soviet economy was organized according to five-year plans, with the whole country operating like an enormous corporation. Monotowns were like different departments within this corporation.’‍‍
– Excerpt from the foreword

Foreword
Vorkuta
Magnitogorsk
Mirny
Cherepovets
Norilsk
Tolyatti
Nikel
Monchegorsk
Kirovsk
Acknowledgements
Authors

  • ISBN

    9788395057489
  • Title

    Monotowns: Soviet Landscapes of Post-Industrial Russia
  • Author

    Zupagrafika & Alexander Veryovkin
  • Publisher

    Zupagrafika
  • Publication year

    2021
  • Binding

    Hardcover
  • Language

    English

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Cite: "Monotowns: Soviet Landscapes of Post-Industrial Russia" 22 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/960540/monotowns-soviet-landscapes-of-post-industrial-russia> ISSN 0719-8884

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