Eastern Blocks: Concrete Landscapes of the Former Eastern Bloc | Zupagrafika
The Plattenbauten of East Berlin, modernist estates of Warsaw, and Kyiv's Brezhnevki: although these are home to the vast majority of city dwellers, the post-war suburbs of central and eastern Europe have been invisible for decades.
Eastern Blocks is a photographic journey through the concrete peripheries of the former Eastern Bloc, inviting readers to explore the districts that became a playground for mass housing development after WW2, including objects such as houses on 'chicken legs', soviet 'flying saucers' or hammer-shaped tower blocks.
Divided into 6 chapters, this book contains over 100 photographs taken by Zupagrafika, with special contributions by local photographers, showcasing modernist and brutalist architecture scattered around the cities of Moscow, Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, Kyiv and Saint Petersburg. Includes orientative maps and informative texts on the featured cities and constructions.