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Red Star Over Russia - A Visual History of the Soviet Union (Hardcover) Loot Price: R658
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Red Star Over Russia - A Visual History of the Soviet Union (Hardcover)

David King

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The Russian Revolution produced some of the most startling advances in the fields of art, photography and graphic design seen in the twentieth century; their impact on the development of modernism was immeasurable and is still felt today. Through an amazing array of material including posters, photographs, paintings, magazine covers, book jackets, advertisements, pamphlets and other rare ephemera, "Red Star Over Russia" captures events as they unfold, providing a visual history of the dramatic birth and eventual decline of the Soviet Union. Much of this material, gathered over many years of research, has never been published before.Through a combination of illustration and clear, accessible texts, King traces the development of polemical imagery in Russia from the simple effectiveness of a handbill distributed on the morning of the October Revolution in 1917 to the sophistication of the photo-montages of Alexander Rodchenko and Gustav Klutsis. The way that imagery was arrived at, manipulated and deployed in the service of the Revolution is explored using a wealth of examples. Iconic posters of heroic figures are shown alongside the original photographs from which they were taken. Painted portraits of Lenin draw on the traditional skills of Russian religious iconography. Rare photographs document the bitter struggles of the Second World War. The book's layouts are designed in the clear, visually striking style that made David King one of the most renowned art editors of his generation.

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Imprint: Tate Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: February 2009
Authors: David King
Dimensions: 296 x 253 x 31mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 345
ISBN-13: 978-1-85437-686-2
Barcode: 9781854376862
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900
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LSN: 1-85437-686-1

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