A leading representative of the Russian avant-garde, Alexander Rodchenko (1891– 1956) revolutionised the world of graphic art, design and photography.
The over 250 illustrations featured in this volume, accompanying an exhibition at LAC Lugano Arte Cultura highlight the full force and charisma of this innovator. Whether it is the photomontages he created for Vladimir Mayakovsky’s poem Pro Eto (About That), the covers designed for the magazine Novy LEF (New LEF) or cinema posters and book illustrations, Rodchenko’s works bear witness to his many collaborations and friendships. His photographic portraits, pictures of urban landscapes and buildings, as well as his photo-reportages in factories and building sites bring reflect the spirit of an age. To this day, the style of Rodchenko the photographer, marked by unusual perspectives, sharp angles and diagonals, stands as the purest witness not just to the talent of an artist but to his eagerness to modernise art and the world at large.
Complementing the volume are contributions by Olga Sviblova, the director of the House of Photography / Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow; by the grandson of the artist and leading scholar of his work Alexander Lavrentiev, in addition to writings and testimonies by Rodchenko himself and his daughter Varvara.
- Author: Olga Sviblova, the director of the House of Photography / Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow
- Hardcover: 248 pages
- Date published: November 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-8857231754
- Dimensions: 28.0 x 22.0 cm