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Utopia & Collapse: Rethinking Metsamor : The Armenian Atomic City

edited by Katharina Roters and Sarhat Petrosyan ; photographs by Katharina Roters ; research by Sarhat Petrosyan ; with texts from Jörg H. Gleiter [and six others] ; drawings by Martin Mikaelyan
Format
Book
Published
Zurich : Park Books, [2018]
Language
English
Variant Title
Utopia and collapse
Added title in Armenian: Utopia ev p'luzum
ISBN
9783038600947, 3038600946
Summary
"Utopia and Collapse documents the rise and fall of Metsamor. The book brings together an oral history of Metsamor with essays by Sarhat Petrosyan and a team of contributors and art and photographic research by Katharina Roters, including more than one hundred photographs. Among the topics discussed are Armenia's cultural and and architectural histories; the typology of Soviet atomograds, or atomic cities; and the phenomenon of modern ruins. Although today the power plant's workers live in a partly built failed utopia, Metsamor stands as examples of the highly idiosyncratic Armenian variety of Soviet Modernism of the 1960s and '70s, making this a fascinating story for anyone with an interest in Soviet-era buildings and architecture."--University of Chicago Press website
Description
235 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 30 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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