• Hardcover – 200 pages
  • Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture
  • Language: English
  • Size: 29.7cm x 21cm
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908211682

       Released in August 2018 under Jonathan « Jonk » Jimenez


Spomeniks literally means ‘Monuments’ in Serbo-Croatian. Some see spaceships conspicuously parked up in the middle of nowhere, others see a concrete legacy of both Yugoslavia’s emergence from World War II and its hopes for the future.
Follow in the footsteps of French photographer Jonathan ‘Jonk’ Jimenez as he tries to track down these super-sized structures. Once counted in their thousands and attracting huge numbers of visitors, there are now only a few of them left, spread throughout the Balkans.
Pushing architecture to its limits, Spomeniks are what happens when brutalism, symbolism, space age aesthetics and abstraction meet.

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« Jonk’s photographs illuminate both the decay and beauty of these sculptures. » ArchDaily

« Las imágenes son espectaculares y nos traen de vuelta un pasado que ni el transcurso del tiempo ni de la historia han sido capaces de borrar. » Yahoo Noticias

« Un travail remarque et fascinant. » Nova

« Spomeniks: relikty jugosłowiańskiego komunizmu na niezwykłych zdjęciach Jonk. » Kultura.pl

« Amazing! » Caters news

« Сумасшедшие формы и история, которая стоит за ними, поражают. » AD Magazine

« Meer dan 10000 kilometer reisde hij af om deze prachtige foto’s te maken. Jonk Photography reed door ex-Joegoslavië op zoek naar Spomeniks; futuristische communistische monumenten. » Digitalfoto.nl

« Francuski fotograf Jonk je kroz svoje fotografije želeo da dočara sjaj i bedu ovih monumentalnih spomenika, a potom je, nadahnut onim što je video i zabeležio, izdao knjigu pod nazivom “Spomeniks”. » Gradnja.rs

« En plus de présenter des photographies impressionnantes d’Histoire et de brutalisme, Spomeniks offre de riches informations à propos de ces structures, véritables témoins du temps à l’allure parfois étrangement futuristique. » Fubiz

« Massive, Awe-Inspiring Sculptures Dot the Former Yugoslavian Countryside. In his new book, photographer Jonathan “Jonk” Jimenez seeks out unique monuments commemorating Yugoslav’s National Liberation Struggle. » Smithsonian

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