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Monotowns: Soviet Landscapes of Post-Industrial RussiaMonotowns: Soviet Landscapes of Post-Industrial Russia
Brutal East II
Build Your Own Concrete Eastern Bloc

Book | Hardcover | 72 pages
Includes 9 press-out models celebrating the brutalist architecture of Central and Eastern Europe

24 €

An engaging journey through the socialist-era architecture erected in the former Eastern Bloc and ex-Yugoslavia. Build some of the most intriguing edifices erected in Central and Eastern Europe after WWII, from the massive housing estates in Moscow to the brutal skyline of Tbilisi, while learning about their history  I  Released: November 2021

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Monotowns: Soviet Landscapes of Post-Industrial RussiaMonotowns: Soviet Landscapes of Post-Industrial Russia
Monotowns
Soviet Landscapes of Post-Industrial Russia

Book | Hardcover | 192 pages
Over 130 photographs

22 €

A photographic survey of the Soviet-era monotowns − urban settlements erected around single industries in the hinterlands of the former USSR −; some thriving, others struggling to survive, still others partially abandoned  I  Released: May 2021

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Brutal Poland: Build Your Brutalist Polish People's RepublicBrutal Poland: Build Your Brutalist Polish People's Republic
Brutal Poland
Build Your Brutalist Polish People's Republic

Book | Hardcover | 88 pages
52 illustrations. Includes 9 press-out models celebrating the Polish brutalist architecture

24 €

A playful exploration of the socialist-era architecture erected in the former Polish People’s Republic. Build your own brutalist and modernist edifices while learning about their place in the history of the PRL I  Released: October 2020

Concrete Siberia: Soviet Landscapes of the Far NorthConcrete Siberia: Soviet Landscapes of the Far North
Concrete Siberia
Soviet Landscapes of the Far North

Book | Hardcover | 160 pages
Over 100 photographs

20 €

A photographic insight into the Soviet-era architecture of one of the most extreme, little-known and vast territories on Earth. From the Ural Mountains to the Arctic Circle, the book contains over 100 photographs exploring the post-war modernist microrayons of the Siberian cities of Novosibirsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Norilsk, Irkutsk and Yakutsk and the quotidian lives of their inhabitants.  I  Released: May 2020

Panelki: Construct Your Socialis Prefab Panel Block. Contains 164 press-out prefab panels and an illustrated history on mass housing in the former Eastern BlocPanelki: Build Your Own Socialist Prefab Panel Block
Panelki
Build Your Socialist Prefab Panel Block

Book | Hardcover | 44 pages
Contains 164 press-out prefab panels and an illustrated history on mass housing in the former Eastern Bloc

22 €

Plattenbau, Panelák, Wielka Płyta, Panelky, Panelház or Панельки: Prefabricated panel blocks go by different names around the former Eastern Bloc, but no matter where they were built, their goal was always the same... Panelki allows you to assembe a genuine Soviet-era pre-cast block, panel by panel, while learning about the history of mass housing behind the Iron Courtain  I  Released: October 2019

Eastern Blocks: Concrete Landscapes of the Former Eastern Bloc
Eastern Blocks
Concrete Landscapes of the Former Eastern Bloc

Book | Hardcover | 144 pages
Over 100 photographs

20 €

A photographic journey through the concrete peripheries of the former Eastern Bloc, featuring over 100 photographs showcasing modernist and brutalist architecture scattered around the cities of Moscow, Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, Kyiv and Saint Petersburg, including objects like houses ‘on chicken legs’, Soviet ‘flying saucers’ or hammer-shaped tower blocks  I  Released: April 2019

Brutal Britain: Build Your Own Brutalist Great Britain
Brutal Britain
Build Your Own Brutalist Great Britain

Book | Hardcover | 48 pages
Contains 8 press-out paper models celebrating British brutalist architecture

22 €

Explore the Modern past of Great Britain and rebuild some of its most intriguing post-war edifices, from the iconic slabs of Sheffield`s Park Hill and experimental tower blocks at Cotton Gardens in London, to the demolished Birmingham Central Library  I  Released: 2018

Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital
Brutal London
Construct Your Own Concrete Capital

Book | Hardcover | 72 pages
Contains 9 press-out paper models celebrating London brutalist architecture

32 €

Originally published by Zupagrafika in 2015, the internationally acclaimed 'Brutal London' collection was translated into this book in 2016. Detach and construct iconic brutalist structures, such as: Balfron Tower, Barbican Estate, and the National Theatre, as well as housing estates, like Robin Hood Gardens, doomed to premature demolition  |  Released: 2016 (Prestel Publishing)

Brutal East: Build Your Own Brutalist Estern Bloc
Brutal East
Build Your Own Brutalist Estern Bloc

Softcover | 16 pages
Contains 7 paper cut-out models celebrating the brutalist architecture of the former Eastern Bloc

17 €

From panelák estates to concrete grand designs, the charm of the former Eastern Bloc architecture is certainly brutal. Explore and reconstruct some of the most controversial brutalist edifices erected behind the Iron Curtain and in the former Yugoslavia, from omnipresent pre-cast housing estates to the mighty Soviet landmarks awaiting renovation or threatened with demolition  |  Released: 2017

The Constructivist: Build Your Own Russian Constructivist Playground
The Constructivist
Build Your Own Russian Constructivist Playground

Softcover | 5 cards
Contains four press-out comrades to assemble, inspired by Russian avant-garde architecture

17 €

Designed especially for children and their parents, the kit allows you to build your own avant-garde community with geometrical forms inspired by seminal examples of constructivist architecture, such as: Melnikov House, Kirov Town Hall or Nikolaev`s House  |  Released: 2017

Modern East: Build Your Own Modernist DDR
Modern East
Build Your Own Modernist DDR

Softcover | 24 pages
Contains 9 paper cut-out models recreating the modernist architecture of the former GDR

19 €

Have a peep over the Wall and reconstruct some of the most captivating modernist and brutalist edifices erected in East Germany, from the massive Plattenbauten of Rostock, to the icons of DDR-Moderne and the demolished ´Mokka-Milch-Eisbar ‘Kosmos'. Featuring: Berlin, Cottbus, Dessau, Dresden, Halle Neustadt, Leipzig and Rostock  |  Released: 2017

Blokoshka: Modernist Architectural Matryoshka
Blokoshka
Modernist Architectural Matryoshka

Softcover | 4 Cards
Contains four pres-out nesting blocks inspired by the housing estates of the former Eastern Bloc

12 €

Blokoshka offers a playful insight into the 'sleeping districts' of Moscow, Plattenbau constructions of East Berlin, Warsaw's large-scale housing estates, and the panelák blocks in Prague. The nesting blocks are designed to be opened in half and placed inside one another, in the same way as a Russian matryoshka |  Released: 2016

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