Венец. Добро пожаловать в Идеальное (“Venets: Welcome to the Ideal”) is an investigative research into the nature of ‘the ideal’ in USSR, based on the story of the Venets high-rise hotel, built in Ulyanovsk in 1970. In 2017, with the support of the VAC Foundation, the book was published in English and sold in a small print run of 500 copies at independent bookstores in Europe. For the past six months, Gluschenkoizdat has been working on the Russian-language version of the book, and now we are finally ready to announce the pre-order of the new edition. Venets is fully done and is now in the second stage of proofreading.
The book was transformed into a large newspaper format (400×578 mm, 36 pages). We’ve been able to preserve most of the photographs, all texts and documents, and even added some more.