9780993191107-099319110X-Soviet Bus Stops

Soviet Bus Stops

ISBN-13: 9780993191107
ISBN-10: 099319110X
Author: Herwig, Christopher, Kavalkova-Halvarsson, Vera
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: FUEL Publishing
Format: Hardcover 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780993191107
ISBN-10: 099319110X
Author: Herwig, Christopher, Kavalkova-Halvarsson, Vera
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: FUEL Publishing
Format: Hardcover 192 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Herwig, Christopher, Kavalkova-Halvarsson, Vera wrote Soviet Bus Stops comprising 192 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 099319110X and 9780993191107. Since then Soviet Bus Stops textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 6.15 or rent at the marketplace.

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Photographer Christopher Herwig first noticed the unusual architecture of Soviet-era bus stops during a 2002 long-distance bike ride from London to St. Petersburg. Challenging himself to take one good photograph every hour, Herwig began to notice surprisingly designed bus stops on otherwise deserted stretches of road. Twelve years later, Herwig had covered more than 18,000 miles in 14 countries of the former Soviet Union, traveling by car, bike, bus and taxi to hunt down and document these bus stops.
The local bus stop proved to be fertile ground for local artistic experimentation in the Soviet period, and was built seemingly without design restrictions or budgetary concerns. The result is an astonishing variety of styles and types across the region, from the strictest Brutalism to exuberant whimsy.
Soviet Bus Stops is the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled, including examples from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Estonia. Originally published in a quickly sold-out limited edition, Soviet Bus Stops, named one of the best photobooks of 2014 by Martin Parr, is now available in a highly anticipated, expanded smaller-format trade edition.

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