Soviet Ghosts

Soviet Ghosts

The Soviet Union Abandoned : A Communist Empire in Decay

Book - 2014
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Photographer Rebecca Litchfield captures many abandoned locations, which were either part of the Soviet Union or occupied satellite states during this period of history, including forgotten towns, factories, prisons, schools, monuments, hospitals, theatres, military complexes, asylums & death camps across the former communist states. These photographs deliver a compelling narrative of both moral bankruptcy and flawed ideology. Featuring stunning imagery throughout, this compelling road-trip through the old USSR, breathes new life into these forgotten places, finding both beauty and meaning in their post-apocalyptic decay. Extended essays by Tristi Brownett, Neill Cockwill and Professor Owen Evans, offer considerable contextual depth to the locations imbuing them with a wealth of connection and wonder. By virtue of its holistic approach, the book also explores how and why these once thriving communities became abandoned, whether by natural disaster, man-made catastrophe or simply through the march of time.
Publisher: [Darlington], Great Britain : Carpet Bombing Culture, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781908211163
Characteristics: 192 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Call Number: 778.94 LIT


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Nov 29, 2014

Well worth an hour of your time to flip through.


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