Imagine Moscow: Architecture Propaganda Revolution
Imagine Moscow brings together an unexpected cast of ‘phantoms’ – architectural monuments of a vanished world of the Soviet Union that survive in spite of never being realised, and despite their immaterial and elusive relation to reality.
Catalogue Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution
£15.00Now reprinted in hardback Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution explores Moscow as it was envisioned by a bold generation of architects in the 1920s and early 1930s. Featuring rarely seen material, this book – and the exhibition of the same title – portrays an idealistic vision of the Soviet capital that was never realised. Focusing on six unbuilt architectural landmarks, the book explores how these schemes reflected changes in everyday life and society following the revolution. Large-scale architectural plans, models and drawings are placed alongside propaganda posters, textiles and porcelain, contextualising the transformation of a city reborn as the new capital of the USSR and the international centre of socialism. The book also includes essays by Richard Anderson, Jean-Louis Cohen and Deyan Sudjic, which address a range of important themes in early Soviet architecture that remain relevant today. This book accompanies Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution open at the Design Museum 15 March 2017 – 4 June 2017
Inside the Rainbow: Russian Children's Literature 1920-35: Beautiful Books, Terrible Times
£35.00Inside the Rainbow's 250 brilliant examples of illustration and design are complemented by some wonderful translations of poems and stories as well as texts from the victims, criminals and witnesses to the Russian revolution From the Foreword by Philip Pullman:"Inside the Rainbow reprints for the first time in English a unique compendium of Soviet picture books from the 1920 and 1930s – a highpoint in the history of children’s literature. In the dark and dangerous world of revolutionary Petrograd, a group of Russian poets and artists, among the greatest of the century, came together to create a new kind of book for children about to enter a Brave New World. These artists and writers dreamed of endless possibilities in a new world where children and grown-ups alike would be free from the bitterness of ignorance. For a time, when children's publications still escaped the scourge of state censorship, their books became a last haven for learning, poetic irony, burlesque and laughter." Dimensions: 2.8 x 19.7 x 29.8cm 320 pages Edited by Julian Rothenstein and Olga Budashevskaya
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