Spomeniks

Description

Spomeniks literally meaning 'Monuments' in Serbo-Croatian, look like spaceships conspicuously parked up in the middle of nowhere, alien to their surroundings, their bizarre beauty deriving from both their location and imaginative symbolism. Follow in the footsteps of French photographer Jonathan 'Jonk' Jimenez as he tries to track down these super-sized public structures. Once numbering in their thousands and attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, in particular "young pioneers" for their communist and patriotic education. Pushing architecture to its limits, Spomeniks are what happens when brutalism, symbolism, space age aesthetics and abstraction meet.

Details

Author(s)
Jonathan Jimenez
Format
Hardback | 200 pages
Dimensions
217 x 302 x 23mm | 1,290g
Publication date
15 Nov 2018
Publisher
Carpet Bombing Culture
Publication City/Country
Darlington, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1908211687
ISBN13
9781908211682
Bestsellers rank
427,235