This large-format book of Soviet propaganda posters allows the reader to remove individual posters and is at once a revealing historical document and a sublime example of graphic art at its best.
Dating from 1917 to the end of the Cold War, the posters in this book feature the work of groundbreaking Russian artists such as El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko, alongside extraordinary works by their contemporaries. Presented in full color, printed on heavy paper, and in a large-format, the posters gathered here represent the pinnacle of Russian avantgarde design from the 20th century. They range in theme from the dangers of alcohol abuse and the creeping Nazi menace, to illustrations of utopian harmony and the Soviet industrial machine. A special feature of this book allows for the removal of the posters, which have been designed to fit standard frame sizes. A brief introduction offers a chronological overview of the period that produced such eloquent art, which has long been a major source of inspiration to artists and designers.
Maria Lafont is the author of "Pillaging Cambodia: Illicit Traffic of Khmer Art". Born in Moscow, she now lives in Courbevoie, France.
Paperback, 48 pages, 28x35, 22 color illustrations
$ 24.95 | £ 19.99
Publishing House: Prestel
Date of publication:
US October 13, 2014
UK September 15, 2014