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160x200 mm hardback
Published in 2019
Free postcards included
10% goes to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
Following his best-selling quest for Soviet Bus Stops, Christopher Herwig has completed a subterranean expedition – photographing the stations of each Metro network of the former USSR. From extreme marble and chandelier opulence to brutal futuristic minimalist glory, Soviet Metro Stations documents this wealth of diverse architecture. Along the way Herwig captures individual elements that make up this singular Soviet experience: neon, concrete, escalators, signage, mosaics and relief sculptures all combine build an unforgettably vivid map of the Soviet Metro.
With an essay by leading architecture, politics and culture author and journalist Owen Hatherley.
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