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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia and Books by Danzig Baldaev

Danzig Baldaev was born in 1925 in Ulan-Ude, Buryatiya, Russia. In 1948, after serving in the army in World War II, he was ordered by the N.K.V.D. to work as a warden in the infamous Leningrad prison, Kresty, where he started drawing the tattoos of criminals. His collection of drawings, which he made in different reformatory settlements for criminals all over the former U.S.S.R. over a period of more than 50 years, have been published by Fuel in three volumes, in the bestselling Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia series.
Soviets Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Soviets features unpublished drawings from the archive of Danzig Baldaev. Made in secret, they satirize the Communist Party system and expose the absurdities of Soviet life. Baldaev touches on a wide range of subjects, from >>more
FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780956896278
US $32.95 CAN $32.95 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 8 in. / 240 pgs / 181 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2014 Active/In stock
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Postcards Drawings by Danzig Baldaev. Photographs by Sergei Vasiliev. This beautifully produced boxed set of 53 postcards contains stunning images from the bestselling Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia series of books. These hugely popular and influential books document the Russian criminal tattoo, revealing its >>more
FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780956896261
US $29.95 CAN $29.95 SDNR50
Slip, 4.5 x 6.5 in. / 53 color postcards.
Pub Date: 10/31/2013 Active/In stock
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Foreword by Alexei Plutser-Sarno. Text by Danzig Baldaev. Photographs by Sergei Vasiliev. Occasionally a book is published that reveals a subculture you never dreamt existed. More rarely, that book goes on to become a phenomenon of its own. The 2004 publication of the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia >>more
FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780955862076
US $32.95 CAN $32.95 TRADE
Hbk, 5 x 8 in. / 400 pgs / 350 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2009 Active/In stock
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Volume II Introduction by Anne Applebaum. Foreword by Alexel Pluster-Sarno. Photographs by Sergey Vasiliev. Drawings by Danzig Baldaev. Danzig Baldaev's father was an academic, an ethnologist who found himself imprisoned under Soviet rule as an enemy of the people. In fact much of Baldaev's family moved through the Soviet prison system, while he >>more
Fuel Publishing
ISBN 9780955006128
US $32.95 CAN $32.95 TRADE
Hardcover, 4.75 x 8 in. / 400 pgs / 350 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2011 Active/In stock
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume III Introduction by Alexander Sidorov. This volume of drawings and photographs completes the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia trilogy. Danzig Baldaev’s unparallelled ethnographic achievement, documenting more than 3,000 tattoo drawings, was made during a lifetime working as a pris >>more
FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780955006197
US $32.95 CAN $32.95 TRADE
Hbk, 5 x 8 in. / 400 pgs / 350 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/01/2008 Active/In stock
Danzig Baldaev: Drawings from the Gulag Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. Drawings from the Gulag consists of 130 drawings by Danzig Baldaev (author of the acclaimed Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia series), describing the history, horror and peculiarities of the Gulag system from its inception in 1918. >>more
FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780956356246
US $32.95 CAN $32.95 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 8 in. / 240 pgs / 30 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/31/2010 Active/In stock
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Limited Edition Boxed Set Edited by Damon Murray, Stephen Sorrell. This stunning, limited edition three-volume boxed set is housed in a handmade, clothbound archival Solander box--and only this first edition will include a gilcée print signed and numbered by photographer Sergei Vasiliev. The enclosed volumes, >>more
FUEL Publishing
ISBN 9780955862038
US $1995.00 CAN $1995.00 SDNR20
Boxed, 5.75 x 9 in. / 1200 pgs / 1000 b&w. Signed & numbered edition of 25 copie
Pub Date: 12/31/2012 Out of print/Not available
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