“Sanatorium” is the first publication of the Sochi Project, which came out in a limited edition of 350 signed copies in 2009.
During the Soviet era, millions of workers were sent to one of these sanatoria annually to revive their spirits and strengthen their bodies. Today, the sanatoria are still fully booked year round mostly with elderly or disabled Russians. In the run-up to the Olympic Winter Games in 2014, almost all the sanatoria will be converted into luxury hotels. There is no place for sentimentality when it comes to the past. Sanatorium is an ode to these Soviet strongholds, revealing a deep-seated love for spas that is firmly embedded in the Russian soul.
To get a better impression what a sanatorium is all about, don’t miss this short video of The Sochi Project.
Unfortunately “Sanatorium” is already sold out and it’s the only book that’s missing in my collection, but thanks to Rob you can view the entire book online.
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