Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release

Addresse536 Metropolitan Ave
CityBrooklyn
AtQuimby's Bookstore NYC
CountyKings (NY2974)
Date12/17/2017
Hours21:00
CategoriaEvents
536 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn
Quimby's Bookstore NYC
Kings (NY2974)
Tel 2017-12-17
Categoria Events
Holidays In Soviet Sanitoriums Book Release

This is a book release party for Maryam Omidi's Holidays in Soviet Sabitoriums. At 7:30 there will be a Q& A with the author. After that she will be available to sign copies. Maryam Omidi is a former journalist and editor from the UK. Originally conceived in the 1920s, Soviet sanitoriums afforded workers a place to holiday, courtesy of a state-funded voucher system. At their peak they were visited by millions of citizens across the USSR every year. A combination of medical institution and spa, the sanatoriums are among the most innovative buildings of their time. Sanatorium breaks were intended to edify and strengthen visitors – health professionals carefully monitored guests throughout their stay, so they could return to work with renewed vigour. While today some sanatoriums are in critical states of decline, many are still fully operational and continue to offer their Soviet-era treatments to visitors.



Using specially commissioned photographs by leading photographers of the post- Soviet territories, and texts by sanatorium expert Maryam Omidi, this book documents over forty sanatoriums and their unconventional treatments. From Armenia to Uzbekistan, it represents the most comprehensive survey to date of this fascinating and previously overlooked Soviet institution. Photography by Claudine Doury, René Fietzek, Olya Ivanova, Natalia Kupriyanova, Dmitry Lookianov, Egor Rogalev, Vladimir Shipotilnikov, Michal Solarski.

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