Lazar Khidekel and Suprematism

Lazar Khidekel and Suprematism
Library Shelf Location 18.KHID
Publication Date 2014


  • "Research in the Plane of the Suprematist Field": Lazar Khidekel and Suprematism / Tatyana Goryacheva -- Aero-Art, the Planetary View: Kazimir Malevich and Lazar Khidekel / Charlotte Douglas -- Between Suprematist Utopia and Stalinist Reality: From Futurist Cities to Stalin's Pantheon / Alla Rosenfeld -- Lazar Khidekel's Architectural Practice: Conceptions of Suprematism and Architecture / Boris Kirikov and Margarita Shtiglits -- From the Spoon to the City / Constantin Boym -- Lazar Khidekel and the International Context / Magdalena Dabrowski -- Appendix. Lazar Khidekel and His Role in the Development of Suprematism: Documents from the State Institute of Artistic Culture and State Institute of Art History / Irina Karasik -- Chronology / Regina Khidekel.


  • For decades the work of Lazar Khidekel has been undeservedly overlooked by galleries and museums - primarily because the Russian avant-garde movement was interrupted midstream and forced underground by the Soviet state. This elegantly designed book provides the perfect introduction to Khidekel's decades-long career and coincides with a recently renewed fascination with Suprematism and the development of 20th-century abstraction. A student of Chagall and Malevich, Khidekel was an artistic prodigy whose fascination with architecture led to his part in the founding of UNOVIS, or "champions of the new art." He later became a significant figure in the Suprematist movement, a distinctly Russian form of abstraction. The volume features the best examples from each phase of Khidekel's career, from his pre-Suprematist work and early architectural and eco-futuristic projects to his Post-Suprematist paintings, works on paper and architectural projects.


  • Regina Khidekel is president of the Lazar Khidekel Society, a group of art historians, museum specialists and art supporters working to sustain and preserve Khidekel's legacy. An experienced art critic and an expert on Russian and Jewish 20th-century art, she is also the founder of the Russian American Cultural Centre in New York.


ISBN 9783791349688
Quantity 1
Pages 256 Pages
Editor Regina Khidekel
Format Hardback
Publisher Prestel Publishing, New York
Related Artist Lazar Khidekel
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keyword Suprematism
Related Countries/Global Region Russia, USSR
Language English

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