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Jonathan Jimenez - Spomeniks


200 pages
Text(s) by Jonathan Jimenez
22.2 x 30.5 cm
Language: English
Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture 

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 abstract 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 millions of visitors every year, they were revered by young pioneers as part of their 'patriotic education'. Pushing architecture to its limits, Spomeniks are what happens when brutalism, symbolism, space age aesthetics and abstraction meet.