Window Shopping Through the Iron Curtain

Author(s): David Hlynsky

underculture...misc | retail design

The book presents 170 images, mainly shop window displays, shot by artist David Hlynsky during the final years of the collapsing Soviet empire in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, East Germany and Moscow, using a Hasselblad camera to capture the slow, undramatic moments of daily life on the streets. The photographs are accompanied by essays by art historian Martha Langford and cultural studies specialist Jody Berland, as well as Hlynskys own account of his time as a flaneur in the shopping plazas behind the Iron Curtain.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780500252116
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : January 2015
  • : March 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Hlynsky
  • : Hardback
  • : 208