Lost Vanguard: The remains of Soviet Modernist architecture
February 12, 2013 7:09 PM   Subscribe

Photographer Richard Pare spent from 1992 to 2007 documenting the modernist architecture that flourished in the newly-formed Soviet Union. Many of the building are now underused, decayed, or demolished. Here is an interview. Here are some reviews of a 2007 show at MOMA and the current exhibit at Chicago's Graham Foundation, which ends on the 22nd. Previously.
posted by hydrophonic (3 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I truly love this stuff. All of that concrete!!
I am planning some time in the former East Bloc and am as excited by the crazy mid century Soviet and Soviet influenced architecture as any of my other building spotting.
posted by spartacusroosevelt at 9:39 PM on February 12, 2013


I love this stuff too. Thanks for the post!
posted by languagehat at 9:11 AM on February 13, 2013


Gorgeous!
posted by yoink at 10:13 AM on February 13, 2013


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