Monday, July 18, 2011

Late Communist Architecture

 (Georgian Ministry of Roads, completed in 1975)

I think this should belie the claim that late Soviet and Eastern Block culture was lacking in innovation. These collections of images - 25 WWII memorials built under Tito in the former Yugoslavia and images from the recently published book by French photographer Fredric Chaubin documenting avant-garde late Soviet architecture provide an interesting look at Eastern European architectural developments in the 70s and 80s.
(Palace of Ceremonies, Georgia, 1985)