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Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of…
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Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from the… (2009)

by David King

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Through an array of material including posters, photographs, paintings, magazine covers, book jackets, advertisements, pamphlets and other rare ephemera, 'Red Star Over Russia' captures events as they unfold providing a visual history of the dramatic birth and eventual decline of the Soviet Union.
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Posters and photographs from the David King collection covering the years from the revolution 1918 to the death of Stalin 1953. Unique and handsomely reproduced. The text is limited to provide the necessary historical context, just the right length, with a bibliography and index. Not to be missed if you are interested in the political history of the Bolshevik revolution and the Stalinist era and its expression in the brilliant posters produced in that time (which did not save some artists, among them one of the most prominent, Gustav Klutsis, to be imprisoned and shot). ( )
  MeisterPfriem | Jun 16, 2011 |
“Red Star Over Russia” is a mammoth collection of rare Soviet applied art and photographs, edited and designed by King, a British graphic designer and design historian who in the 1980s reintroduced Constructivist mannerisms into the contemporary design vocabulary, spawning a stylistic revival that continues in various forms to this day (e.g., Shepard Fairey’s recent advertising campaign for Saks Fifth Avenue). For three decades he has scrutinized and revealed the hidden treasures of this officially out-of-favor art.
 
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