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Aleksandr Rodchenko
Magdalena Dabrowski
0870700634
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Alexander Rodchenko was the most important and versatile member of the Constructivist movement, the progressive artists who created a new art after the Russian Revolution of 1917. This comprehensive book, rich in illustrations and relying extensively on new research from Russia, accompanied the first major retrospective exhibition in the United States of Rodchenko's work at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1998. In 1921 Rodchenko left behind his innovative work in abstract painting and sculpture, committing himself to applied art in the service of revolutionary ideals. Included in this first full and coherent overview are not only Rodchenko's painting and sculpture but also his diverse experiments and lasting achievements in photocollage, photography, and design of all kinds, from books, posters, magazines, and...


The Struggle for Utopia: Rodchenko, Lissitzky, Moholy-Nagy
Victor Margolin
0226505162
June 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Following World War I, a new artistic-social avant-garde emerged with the ambition to engage the artist in the building of social life. Through close readings of the works of Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and László Moholy-Nagy whose careers covered a broad range of artistic practices and political situations, Victor Margolin examines the way these three artists negotiated the changing relations between their social ideals and the political realities they confronted. Focusing on the difficult relationship between art and social change, Margolin brings important new insights to the understanding of the avant-garde's role in a period of great political complexity.

"An ambitious effort. This book puts the masters of European Modernism into perfect focus as inventors, propagators, and...


Aleksandr Rodchenko
Rodchenko Alexander
0870705466
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book contains all of the diaries, programs, essays, and major articles written by Alexander Rodchenko between 1911 and 1956. The word "experiment" was a key word for the artist, who conceived of his multimedia oeuvre as one huge experiment. Referred to by his friends and contemporaries as "a scout of the future," Rodchenko sought new paths in graphic design and painting, sculpture and architecture, poster design and cinema, photography and book design, and furniture and theatre design.The first chapter in this volume covers the early life of Rodchenko and relates to the time of his studies in the Kazan art school. His diaries from 1911-15 relate the vivid atmosphere of the school, explain the artist's early tastes for theatrical, oriental and medieval motifs, and recall the moments when he first met Varvara...


Century of Graphic Design
Jeremy Aynsley
0764153242
September 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The twentieth century was a landmark era in graphic design, the art that combines words with graphic images on posters, book and magazine covers, record jackets, billboards, and other print advertising and publicity media. This visually magnificent and factually informative volume tells the story of graphic design, then gives separate illustrated thumbnail biographies of more than 100 of the most influential and internationally known designers of the past 100 years. From the century's early decades we find artists' profiles and reproductions from the studios of Peter Behrens, Alexander Rodchenko, the Bauhaus, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, a sampling of Art Deco, and much more. Examples of Mid-Century Modern include Lester Beall, Yusaku Kamekura, and jazz record covers from various sources. The Pop and Alternative Art eras gave...


Photography: A Critical Introduction
Liz Wells
041530704X
May 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Rochester Institute of Photography
"A timely revision of a great book. It is invaluable in setting the stage for critical research in photography. An accessible, comprehensive and substantial contribution to the critical study of photography." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

Deborah Bright, Rhode Island School of Design
"Bravo to Liz Wells for putting together such a comprehensive critical introduction to the protean subject of photography. This will be a 'must read' for every serious student of the medium. Lucidly written, illustrated with well selected examples, and furnished with a helpful glossary, Photography: A Critical Introduction explores how histories, theories, and social uses of photography evolved in particular cultural contexts...


Lines of Resistance: Dziga Vertov and the Twenties
Yuri Tsivian
8886155158
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lines of Resistance is a major collection of little-known writings by and about Dziga Vertov, available here in English for the first time. While Vertov’s uncompromising writings and his experimental features, such as Man with a Movie Camera, are known and discussed in the West, less is known about the other films he made in the 1920s, and still less about the response they provoked in the Soviet Union and abroad. Vertov liked to call his films and his essays "bombs"—and indeed the public reaction to them was nothing short of explosive. This book follows the development of his work and opinions from 1917 to 1930, and chronicles contemporary reactions to them, including such prominent personalities as fellow directors Lev Kuleshov and Sergei Eisenstein, artists Aleksandr Rodchenko and Kazimir Malevich, and...


The Artist as Producer: Russian Constructivism in Revolution
Maria Gough
0520226186
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Artist as Producer reshapes our understanding of the fundamental contribution of the Russian avant-garde to the development of modernism. Focusing on the single most important hotbed of Constructivist activity in the early 1920s--the Institute of Artistic Culture (INKhUK) in Moscow--Maria Gough offers a powerful reinterpretation of the work of the first group of artists to call themselves Constructivists. Her lively narrative ranges from famous figures such as Aleksandr Rodchenko to others who are much less well known, such as Karl Ioganson, a key member of the state-funded INKhUK whose work paved the way for an eventual dematerialization of the integral art object.
Through the mining of untapped archives and collections in Russia and Latvia and a close reading of key Constructivist works, Gough...


An Atlas of Rare City Maps: Comparative Urban Design, 1830-1842
Melville C. Branch
1568980736
November 1997
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
For the visual historians among us, An Atlas of Rare City Maps is a cartographic feast. It presents 40 map plans of cities in Europe, Russia, the United States, and Asia--all published in the 19th century by England's Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, and all commissioned and drawn within a period of 13 years. See Munich, Calcutta, Dublin, and Warsaw, Madrid, Moscow, and New York as they once were, and relish the hand-colored, hand-lettered steel engravings. The maps are artistic gems, representative of an era of skill, and reproduced in fine detail.

From Library Journal
Princeton Architectural, dist. by Chronicle. 1997. 102p. illus. maps. LC Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism
Christina Kiaer
0262112892
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Imagine No Possessions, Christina Kiaer investigates the Russian Constructivist conception of objects as being more than commodities. "Our things in our hands must be equals, comrades," wrote Aleksandr Rodchenko in 1925. Kiaer analyzes this Constructivist counterproposal to capitalism's commodity fetish by examining objects produced by Constructivist artists between 1923 and 1925: Vladimir Tatlin's prototype designs for pots and pans and other everyday objects, Liubov' Popova's and Varvara Stepanova's fashion designs and textiles, Rodchenko's packaging and advertisements for state-owned businesses (made in collaboration with revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky), and Rodchenko's famous design for the interior of a workers' club. These artists, heeding the call of Constructivist manifestos to abandon the...


Photography: A Critical Introduction
Liz Wells (Editor)
0415307031
June 2004
Hardcover
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Lynne Bentley-Kemp, Rochester Institute of Photography
"A timely revision of a great book. It is invaluable in setting the stage for critical research in photography. An accessible, comprehensive and substantial contribution to the critical study of photography." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

Deborah Bright, Rhode Island School of Design
"Bravo to Liz Wells for putting together such a comprehensive critical introduction to the protean subject of photography. This will be a 'must read' for every serious student of the medium. Lucidly written, illustrated with well selected examples, and furnished with a helpful glossary, Photography: A Critical Introduction explores how histories, theories, and social uses of photography evolved in particular cultural contexts...

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