Thursday, August 11, 2011

Soviet Posters: The Sergo Grigorian Collection.

Soviet Posters: The Sergo Grigorian Collection. By Maria Lafont. Prestel, 2007. 285pp., illustrated throughout, 23,9x20,2 cm. Images from here.

Book description:

"Dating from 1917 to the end of the Cold War, the posters in this book feature the work of such major Russian groundbreaking avant-garde designers as El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko as well as extraordinary works by lesser known artists.

Presented in full color, the 250 posters gathered here range in themes from warnings about the dangers of alcohol abuse and the creeping Nazi menace to illustrations of utopian harmony and the Soviet industrial machine.

A brief illustrated introduction offers a chronological overview of the period that produced such eloquent art, which has long been a major source of inspiration to artists and designers."

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