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On the heels of his bestselling Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig locates recent wonders of the Soviet vernacular in Georgia, Ukraine and Russia itself

After the preferred and crucial luck of his first ebook, Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig has back to the previous Soviet Union to seek for extra. On this 2d quantity, in addition to finding new stops within the remotest spaces of Georgia and Ukraine, Herwig turns his digital camera to Russia itself. Following exhaustive analysis, he drove greater than 9,000 miles from coast to coast around the biggest united states of america on the earth, in pursuit of latest examples of this singular architectural shape.

A foreword through well known structure and tradition critic Owen Hatherley finds new data at the origins of the Soviet bus forestall. Inspecting the federal government coverage that allowed those small architectural paperwork to flourish, he explains how they mirrored Soviet values, and the way in the long run they remained―regardless of their fantastic individuality―some distance-flung outposts of Soviet ideology.

The range of architectural strategies is awesome: juxtaposed along a slew of audacious brand new and brutal designs, there are bus stops formed as trains, birds, mild bulbs, rockets, castles, even a bus forestall incorporating a statue of St. George slaying the dragon. An crucial spouse to the primary quantity, this ebook supplies a helpful report of those necessary and distinctive buildings.