Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde

Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde
Library Shelf Location 41.PACK
Publication Date 2017

Back in the USSR
250 film posters capture the cultural energy of the pre-Stalin era

At the intersection of the visual, graphic, and cinematic arts, film posters are a unique and thrilling record of a particular cultural Zeitgeist. This book brings together 250 posters from the pre-Stalin Soviet Union of the 1920s and 1930s to explore the energy and invention of this period, before Soviet Realism became the official art doctrine.

Drawn from the private collection of connoisseur Susan Pack, the selection includes the work of 27 different artists. From bold figuration to architectural elements, each artist displays a distinct style and aesthetic, as much as they collectively eschew the glamour of Hollywood for more stark, striking, even challenging images, often marked by unusual angles, dynamic compositions, and startling close-ups.

ISBN 9783836559485
Quantity 1
Pages 520p; 16.5 x 4.4 x 22.2 cm
Author Susan Pack
Format Hardback
Publisher Taschen
Category Posters
Keywords Communism, Avant-garde
Related Countries/Global Region USSR, Russia
Language English

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