Soviet Bus Stops: Volume II

EditorDamon Murray, Stephen Sorrell

Hardcover | September 26, 2017

Soviet Bus Stops: Volume II by Damon Murray
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On the heels of his bestselling Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig locates fresh wonders of the Soviet vernacular in Georgia, Ukraine and Russia itself

After the popular and critical success of his first book, Soviet Bus Stops, photographer Christopher Herwig has returned to the former Soviet Union to hunt for more. In this second volume, as well as discovering new stops in the remotest areas of Georgia and Ukraine, Herwig turns his camera to Russia itself. Following exhaustive research, he drove more than 9,000 miles from coast to coast across the largest country in the world, in pursuit of new examples of this singular architectural form.

A foreword by renowned architecture and culture critic Owen Hatherley reveals new information on the origins of the Soviet bus stop. Examining the government policy that allowed these small architectural forms to flourish, he explains how they reflected Soviet values, and how ultimately they remained—despite their incredible individuality—far-flung outposts of Soviet ideology.

The diversity of architectural approaches is staggering: juxtaposed alongside a slew of audacious modern and brutal designs, there are bus stops shaped as trains, birds, light bulbs, rockets, castles, even a bus stop incorporating a statue of St. George slaying the dragon. An essential companion to the first volume, this book provides a valuable document of these important and unique constructions.

Christopher Herwig is a photographer currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He studied photography at Langara College, publication design at Emily Carr University, and economics at Simon Fraser University. He taught photojournalism at the University of Liberia. He has been a photographer for over twenty years. His work appears in magaz...
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Title:Soviet Bus Stops: Volume IIFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 6.6 X 8.08 X 0.96 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 6.6 X 8.08 X 0.96 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:Fuel PubLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0993191185

ISBN - 13:9780993191183

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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