The Potemkin Village

Sailer, Gregor
Publisher: Kehrer
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Pages: 304
Measurements: 23.50 x 29.20 cm

Gregor Sailer’s new project presents actual architectural manifestations driven by political, military, and economic motives: combat training centres in the USA and Europe, faithful replicas of European cities in China, and vehicle test cities in Sweden. And finally, a classical Potemkin village in Russia, where, on the occasion of a visit by Vladimir Putin to Suzdal on the Golden Ring and a triple summit in the city of Ufa, whole streets were masked with adhesive foil, wallpaper, and tarpaulins in an effort to provide the abandoned buildings with a feigned sense of activity.

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