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

Architecture  |  Photography
Size: 17 x 24 cm.


Author: Zupagrafika
Language: English
Publisher: Zupagrafika

144 pages. Uncoated paper
ISBN 978-8395057434

‘The Iron Curtain was understood in the West
as The Concrete Curtain. Everything behind it was perceived as mass produced and grey’

– from the foreword by Christopher Beanland

‘Sleeping districts’ of Moscow, Plattenbauten of East Berlin, modernist estates of Warsaw, Kyiv`s Brezhnevki: although these are home to the vast majority of city dwellers, post-war suburbs of central and eastern Europe have been invisible for decades.

Eastern Blocks is a photographic journey through the cityscapes of the former Eastern Bloc, inviting readers to explore the districts and peripheries that became a playground for mass housing development after WW2, including objects like houses ‘on chicken legs’, soviet ‘flying saucers’ or hammer-shaped tower blocks.

Showcasing modernist and brutalist architecture scattered around the cities of Moscow, (East) Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, Kyiv and Saint Petersburg, the book contains over 100 photographs taken by Zupagrafika throughout the last decade as a reference archive for their illustrated books and kits, with special contributions by local photographers. Divided into 6 chapters, Eastern Blocks includes a foreword by writer and journalist Christopher Beanland, orientative maps, index of architects and informative texts on the featured cities and constructions.

Author: Zupagrafika (David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka)

David Navarro & Martyna Sobecka (Zupagrafika): photography, texts and edition
Alexander Veryovkin: commissioned photography
Balázs Csizik: commissioned photography
Christopher Beanland: foreword

Copyright for all images © Zupagrafika, 2019

47 €

Eastern Bloc Set:

Eastern Blocks Book

Brutal East

3 x Eastern Blocks Notebooks