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Russian Revolutionary Posters

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'A copy of this book should be in every public library, in every secondary school and in the hands of anyone who aspires to understand what has made Russia the state it is today... Buy one to keep and one to give away'  - Literary Review

Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge ("Клином красным бей белых!") 1919  by Lazar Markovich Lissitzky

Russian Revolutionary Posters tells the story of the development of the Soviet poster, from the revolutionary period through to the death of Stalin, revealing the way in which tumultuous events within the Soviet Union were matched by equally dramatic shifts in graphic art and design.

The book, which accompanies a collection display at the Tate Modern, is arranged chronologically and includes constructivist posters, socialist advertising, film posters of the 1920s, classic photomontage, the heroic posters of the Great Patriotic War, biting political satire and the cult of personality of the Stalin years. The great names of Soviet poster design, including Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitsky, Gustav Klutsis, Dimitri Moor, Viktor Demi and Nina Vatolina, all feature within the book.

However, some of the most arresting posters reproduced were created anonymously or by scarcely known artists whose work will be a revelation to many. Author, David King explains the process involved in the commissioning of the posters and the key figures who coordinated poster campaigns, providing personal histories of the art directors and creative directors whose vision played such a vital role in Soviet poster design. 

  • Author: David King
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Date published: March 2015
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1849763479
  • Product Dimensions: 32.1 x 24.5 x 1.9 cm