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Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde

Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde (Hardback)

By Pack, Susan

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At the vivid intersection of cinematic and graphic design history, this book gathers 250 film posters from 1920s and 1930s Russia to explore a world of innovative, revolutionary aesthetics. Brimming with bold colors, dramatic angles, and eye-catching typography, these startling d... read full description below.

ISBN 9783836559485
Barcode 9783836559485
Published 1 August 2016 by Taschen
Format Hardback
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Series Bibliotheca Universalis
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ISBN-13 9783836559485
ISBN-10 383655948X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taschen
Imprint Taschen GmbH
Publication Date 1 August 2016
International Publication Date 20 September 2017
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pack, Susan
Series Bibliotheca Universalis
Category Graphic Design
Poster Art
Antiques & Collectables: Pictures, Prints & Maps
Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Number of Pages 520
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 195mm
Weight 1,258g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Film posters, Russian
NBS Text Film, TV & Radio
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 791.43750947
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Back in the USSR: 250 film posters capture the cultural energy of the pre-Stalin eraAt 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.About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite!Text in English, French, and German

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The designs featured in this book have had a lasting influence on graphic design and remain some of the most memorable film posters of all time.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Susan Pack graduated from Princeton in 1973. For 10 years she worked in advertising, latterly as senior copywriter at Saatchi & Saatchi in New York. She began collecting rare advertising posters in the 1970s, in due course acquiring one of the world's foremost collections of avant-garde Russian film posters.

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