I first saw this book at a gallery shop in Berlin and it just looked so cool. A lot of the buildings in this book are from the last couple of decades of the Soviet Empire when maybe things just got a bit more relaxed in their design.
Most of the buildings look amazing and make you wonder how they existed in such a rigid society.
Many are huge concrete structures, but to me don’t feel brutal, like most European social buildings.
The photography in this book is fantastic and brings out the awe inspiring scales and locations brilliantly.