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Bayterek Tower, Astana, 2012

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Grand Park Towers, Moscow, 2009

Both surreal and eccentric, Imperial Pomp is German photographer Frank Herfort’s catalogue of gargantuan architecture scattered across Russia and former Soviet Republics. After the collapse of USSR, countless high-rises began looming in unnaturally colorful and exotic shapes on the horizon. Their futuristic lines and colossal size tower with a godlike omnipresence over the surrounding landscape, dwarfing desolate buildings and local residents. Using architectural clues to examine the post-Soviet mindset, Imperial Pomp offers a contrast of fallen empires and burgeoning ambition in the new world of Russia and beyond.

Herfort’s photo book, Imperial Pomp – Post Soviet High-Rise, is available through Kerber Publishing.

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Overtime Restaurant and Sports Complex, Chabarovsk, 2012

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Ministry Buildings, Astana, 2012

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GazOil Plaza, Tyumen, 2011

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Zeppelin, Moscow, 2012

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Chess Centre, Chanty Mansiysk, 2012

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Kuntsevo Living Complex, Moscow, 2010

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National Library Belarus, Minsk, 2011

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Living House Complex, Moscow, 2010

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Khan Shatyr Mall, Astana, 2012

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Kazakhstan Concert Hall, Astana, 2012

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Lazurny Kvartal, Astana, 2012

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Legion – III Centre, Moscow, 2010

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