Softback Revolution Russian Art 1917–1932 Exhibition Catalogue

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Softback Revolution Russian Art 1917–1932 Exhibition Catalogue

Published to coincide with the centenary of the 1917 October revolution, Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 explores the extraordinary flowering of the arts during the first 15 years of the Soviet state up until Stalin's brutal suppression of the avant-garde in 1932.

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This volume accompanies the Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 Royal Academy exhibition from 11 February to 17 April 2017, a survey of the entire artistic landscape of post-Revolutionary Russia as it flourished in every way and the possibilities for the future seemed infinite.

With contributions from John Milner, Natalia Murray, Faina Balakhovskaya, John E. Bowlt, Masha Chlenova, Ian Christie, Christina Lodder, Nicoletta Misler, Nicholas Murray, Mike O'Mahony, Evgenia Petrova, Zelfira Tregulova and Lauren Warner. Chapters include Creating the Soviet Myth, Brave New World, Heroes of the Past Living in the Future, Fate of the Peasants, Eternal Russia and Stalin's Utopia.

Featuring renowned artists including Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko alongside photography, film, propaganda posters, ration coupons and original Soviet porcelain, Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 displays the transition from a bright optimism to Lenin's final assessment that “Art for me is a just an appendage, and when its use as propaganda – which we need at the moment – is over, we’ll cut it out as useless: snip, snip!”

336 pages, contains over 350 colour illustrations, a detailed chronology and selected bibliography.
  • Dimensions - 30 x 24.5cm
  • Material - Paperback
  • SKU - 02085316

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Reviews

Date Score Customer comment
26-May-2017
Good catalogue. High quality printing.
10-May-2017
Loved the exhibition and the book - just wished I could afford the hard back!
24-May-2017
Really interesting, massive book!
09-May-2017
Having seen the exhibition and been impressed and thrilled by the quality and variety of exhibits I just had to have the catalogue. I go to many exhibitions but rarely spend money on catalogues.
03-May-2017
It was great to be able to purchase online as I was unable to do so on the day we visited the exhibition. The catalogue has been a wonderful memento of our visit and great value.
10-May-2017
I have nothing further to add. This is rather tedious.
17-May-2017
Fabulous book. Gorgeous pictures, and a very interesting read.
07-May-2017
Great collection on Russian revolution
15-May-2017
A wonderful catalogue, rich in detailed information as well as high-quality reproductions of the relevant art. Second-best only to attending the exhibition in person, something which I was unable to manage on this occasion.
04-Jun-2017
an academic work a pleasure to read with extensive illustrations giving me insight to unknown facts and artists
14-May-2017
Uitstekende documentatie en toelichting
01-May-2017
Just as advertised and delivered in perfect condition
02-May-2017
Great book - good value.
06-May-2017
Good quality pictures and accompanying text. Like revisiting the exhibition.
06-May-2017
A wonderfully illustrated comprehensive guide to this superb exhibition.
05-May-2017
A beautifully produced product. Sadly we could not get to see the exhibition, hence having such a splendid catalogue was the next best thing.
07-May-2017
have not looked at it yet!
26-May-2017
I have only had a brief chance to look at the catalogue - travelling overseas just after I received it, but extensive commentary, well organized and great quality photography. I look forward to getting into this in more depth.
22-May-2017
Every time I open this book I find something new to interest or delight me. It is not a book that one can open at page 1 and read to page last. The exhibition itself was utterly fascinating and the book is an equally fascinating aide memoire.
09-May-2017
Excellent publication, am still studying it to remind me of my visit on the last day of the exhibition itself.
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