Author: Mikhail Karasik
Number Of Pages: 636
Release Date: 05-10-2015
Details: Product Description The Soviet Union was unique in its formidable and dynamic use of the illustrated book as a means of propaganda. Through the book, the U.S.S.R. articulated its totalitarian ideologies and expressed its absolute power in an unprecedented way―through avant-garde writing and radical artistic design that was in full flower during the 1920s and ’30s. No other country, nation, government or political system promoted itself more by attracting and employing acclaimed members of the avant-garde. Among them were writers like Semion Kirsanov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Ilya Selvinsky, Sergei Tretyakov and Kornely Zelinsky; artistic designers like Gustav Klutsis, Valentina Kulagina, El Lissitzky, Sergei Senkin, Varvara Stepanova, Solomon Telingater and Nikolai Troshin; and photographers including Dmitry Debabov, Vladimir Griuntal, Boris Ignatovich, Alexander Khlebnikov, Yeleazar Langman, Alexander Rodchenko, Georgy Petrusov―not to mention many of the best printers and book binders. The Soviet Photobook 1920–1941 presents 160 of the most stunning and elaborately produced photobooks from this period and includes more than 400 additional reference illustrations. The book also provides short biographies of the photobook contributors, some of whom are presented here for the first time. Review A wonderful treasure-trove in which Karasik and Heiting present, in great detail, 160 of the very best Soviet photobooks from this most radical period of design and photography.--Kraszna-Krausz Best Photography Book Award Shortlist, 2016 Chock full of a dizzying number of images on its 600+ pages.... The book's design reflects its subject matter well and includes three pages of index and an extensive glossary of those involved with the creation of or published in the books. I'll be looking at this for years.--Alyssa Coppelman "Vantage " gorgeous to look at with an authority to match.--Colin Pantall "Bint Photobooks " Students of history will find it a fascinating and heartbreaking reminder of yesterday. Students of photography and design will find it a sobering and provocative look at the kind of visual communication that is still with us today.--Pat Padua "Spectrum Culture " With this amazing publication, English-language readers are offered a glimpse into a rarely seen moment of history through the selection and reproduction of approximately 160 Soviet photobooks... Colossal in size and beautifully illustrated, and a fascinating read.--S. M. Quimby "CHOICE "
Package Dimensions: 13.7 x 13.0 x 4.2 inches
Languages: English, French