Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde

ISBN: 9783822889282
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Susan Pack
Format: hardback
Year published: 1995
Publisher: Taschen
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 360
Illustrations: 350 colour illustrations


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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.


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