ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 9/24/2018

Karine Laval to launch 'Poolscapes' at SOCO

DATE 9/23/2018

Roxane Gay on Karen Green's 'Frail Sister'

DATE 9/19/2018

From darkness to the full power of the sun: Masahisa Fukase

DATE 9/18/2018

Better than we even dreamed: Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

DATE 9/17/2018

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore signings and launch events at the NYABF 2018

DATE 9/17/2018

How we love the radicality of Judson Dance Theater in 'The Work Is Never Done'

DATE 9/16/2018

'Soul of a Nation' as seismic detector, political persuader and defensive weapon

DATE 9/16/2018

Roy DeCarava's Black abstraction in Soul of a Nation

DATE 9/15/2018

It's NATION TIME! Celebrate art in the age of Black Power with 'Soul of a Nation'

DATE 9/14/2018

Celebrating Soul of a Nation

DATE 9/14/2018

David Hammons' "Black First, America Second" in Soul of a Nation

DATE 9/13/2018

Celebrate NYC Fashion Week with 'Sorolla and Fashion'

DATE 9/12/2018

Burt Glinn's photographs of the New York Beat Scene on view at Jason McCoy Gallery

DATE 9/12/2018

Celebrate Fashion Week NYC with the game-changing photography in 'Posturing'

DATE 9/11/2018

Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore presents "Les Masques" children's workshop with Louise-Marie Cumont

DATE 9/11/2018

Extreme clothing in the visual arts in 'Fashion Drive'

DATE 9/10/2018

Celebrate Fashion Week NY with Stephanie Pfriender Stylander's 'The Untamed Eye'

DATE 9/9/2018

Celebrate NYC Fashion Week with Viktor & Rolf

DATE 9/8/2018

Celebrate Fashion Week NY with 'Just Loomis: Backstage,' new from Hatje Cantz

DATE 9/7/2018

Celebrate Fashion Week with GingerNutz in Paris!

DATE 9/6/2018

Fashion Week Staff Favorite 'GingerNutz Takes Paris' reeks with chic

DATE 9/5/2018

This beautiful 350-page Hokusai monograph is NEW from Skira

DATE 9/4/2018

BACK IN STOCK! Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo

DATE 9/3/2018

Charmingly stoic and exasperatingly austere: Seaside Shelters

DATE 9/2/2018

'Will Scott: Seaside Shelters' is an end-of-summer staff favorite

DATE 9/1/2018

Back To School Reading

DATE 9/1/2018

Will Scott photographed British sea shelters—among the smallest and the biggest hearted buildings ever built

DATE 8/31/2018

Remembering Princess Diana in 'Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits'

DATE 8/30/2018

NEW! Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life

DATE 8/30/2018

Ben Lerner & Michelle Kuo launch 'Alexander Kluge & Ben Lerner: The Snows of Venice' at MAST

DATE 8/29/2018

'Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin' Launch at Printed Matter

DATE 8/29/2018

New work by Yayoi Kusama in 'Festival of Life'

DATE 8/28/2018

What is it about 'Spomenik Monument Database'?

DATE 8/28/2018

WATCH the 'Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin' book trailer!

DATE 8/27/2018

Just a few of the reasons why we can't get over this new Karel Teige monograph

DATE 8/26/2018

'This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary's Baby' reviewed in 'The Washington Post'

DATE 8/24/2018

NEW! James Turrell: Extraordinary Ideas—Realized

DATE 8/24/2018

James Turrel, light and revelation

DATE 8/23/2018

'This Is No Dream: Making Rosemary's Baby' launch at IFC

DATE 8/23/2018

A remarkable facsimile of Ibrahim El-Salahi's 1976 prison notebook

DATE 8/23/2018

Artbook Editions to launch 'Went Home Due to All the Noise' print by Mindy Abovitz-Monk

DATE 8/22/2018

Like riding a comet: Jack Whitten's 'Notes from the Woodshed'

DATE 8/21/2018

Hidden treasure brought to light in 'Jack Whitten: Notes from the Woodshed'

DATE 8/20/2018

All about… the inadvertent success of Saul Leiter

DATE 8/19/2018

Elation and awe in 'All about Saul Leiter'

DATE 8/18/2018

Time stops in 'Evelyn Hofer: New York'

DATE 8/17/2018

Radiating authenticity: Evelyn Hofer

DATE 8/16/2018

Michael Jackson, Michelangelo and David LaChapelle, 'On the Wall'

DATE 8/15/2018

KAWS on Michael Jackson, 'On the Wall'

DATE 8/14/2018

But wow! The Americans!

DATE 8/13/2018

BACK IN STOCK! Robert Frank: The Americans


EVENTS

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/28/2015

The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 from Steidl

This week, we release Steidl's phenomenal, standard-setting examination of The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941. Collecting more than 150 examples over 636 beautifully designed, generously illustrated and gorgeously printed pages, this volume "only scratches the surface of the U.S.S.R.'s propaganda book production during the decisive years between 1920 and 1941, the year of Nazi Germany's offensive against the Motherland," noted photography collector, curator and designer and editor of this volume Manfred Heiting writes in his Introduction.

The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 from Steidl
ABOVE: The opening spread of Heiting's Introduction.

"Our research not only includes recognized masterpieces," Heiting writes of his collaboration with the book's researcher, co-editor and leader in the field of Russian artist books Mikhail Karasik. "It led to the discovery of many unknown or lesser-known books. Some that we found were complete as published. Others didn't survive in their original form, making it difficult or impossible to find a representative copy. Thus we were forced to ignore or omit certain books, a limitation which helped keep our publication manageable. We selected the books to demonstrate the range of stunning and elaborate productions of propaganda by an emerging industrial power."

The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 from Steidl
ABOVE: A spread from "The Air Force of the Great Homeland," a special aviation issue of Ogoniok magazine designed by Ivan Leistikov and Alexei Levin, 1934.

"The design's graphic presentations are ingenious. All find forms to show a new Soviet Union on the move. High or low vantage points used by the photographers and replicated in the designs of the typographers soar through space to promote an ideology determined to surpass the limitations of time and geography. Versatile and complex printing and binding enhance this, often with only two colors, red and black."

The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 from Steidl
ABOVE: Spreads from "A Pageant of Youth," designed by Alexander Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova, 1939.

"The sheer ambition behind these books was unique. It must have been a printer's headache, not to mention a bookbinder's nightmare, and the costs would have been staggering. No capitalist system could have afforded it!"

The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 from Steidl
ABOVE: Spreads from "The Industry of Socialism," a seven volume boxed set, 1935. Top spreads are from volumes 2 and 3, "The Bolsheviks Have Awakened the Natural Riches of the Country" and "Machine-Building - the Key to Reconstruction." Bottom spreads are from volume 4, "Forward and Higher."

Heiting concludes, "The content of the works we have chosen is provocative, even troubling, and at the same time, visually and technically amazing. We hope that our book will not only entertain and delight. We also hope that it will lead to conversations about the lengths to which governments will go to pakage their ideologies and make them utterly irresistible."

The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 from Steidl
ABOVE: Spreads from Alexei Garri and Lev Kassil's "The Ceiling of the World," designed by Yefim Pernikov; photographs by A. Sorokin, 1934.


The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 from Steidl
ABOVE: Spreads from "Rail Transport in the USSR," designed by Nikolai Troshin, 1935.


The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 from Steidl
ABOVE: Spreads from "The Soviet Subtropics," a special issue of Ogoniok magazine, structured and designed by El Lissitzky and Sophie Lissitzky-Küppers, 1934.


The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941 from Steidl

The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941

The Soviet Photobook 1920-1941

STEIDL
Hbk, 10.5 x 11.25 in. / 636 pages / illustrated throughout.

$150.00  free shipping





ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com