Hoshino Ai

Publisher Tokyo Kirara

ISBN 9784903883434

Photographer Ai Hoshino journeys to the former Eastern Bloc and beyond in her search for abandoned communist monuments and other structural relics from the sphere of Soviet influence. Erected between 1950 and 1990, these ruins and occasionally still active buildings share a particularly modernist aesthetic, the triumphant remnants of bygone political powers. Featured are such icons as the National Library of Kosovo, Macedonia’s Ilden Monument, the Sarajevo Winter Olympics site, Nicosia International Airport, Kelenföld Power Plant in Hungary, and Croatia’s Željava Air Base, plus Albanian bunkers, a train graveyard in Greece, and dilapidated Bulgarian monuments.

112 p, ills colour, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese


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