The whole it s fantastic The best thing it has GPS coordinates for every mosaic A wonderful ocumentation of Soviet Art that will most probably Bibliographia Aethiopica II disappear little by little. R the photographs were taken they fell afoul of the so calledecommunization laws that ban communist symbols and slogans Though the content of Soviet art was meticulously controlled by state propaganda Ukrainian artists managed to evelop a visual language that transcends the Socialist Realist canon Today these works serve as historical testimony and show a new important page in the 20th century art histo.
Very good for uality Love the wonderful full color images uality printing and bindinga work well researched and photographedan amazing field of study and forgotten histo. The book presents the first comprehensive study of Soviet monumental mosaics outstanding artefacts of the cultural heritage of the era Photographer Yevgen Nikiforov spent three years traveling all around Ukraine including the presently occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts in search of the most interesting art pieces of the 1950s 1980s within the context of Soviet Modernism He.
Ry brought to light Amazing book Gorgeous pictures The text is very short unfortunately I would have liked to have background information about some of the artists But on. Covered 35000 km of Ukrainian roads and visited 109 cities and villages to iscoverthan 1000 surviving mosaics The book includes around 200 uniue photographs of monumental panels officially sanctioned gigantic images of workers farmers astronauts and athletes of coloured smalto or ceramics illustrate Soviet life as it was meant to be represented Some of the pieces featured here were emolished shortly afte.