ARTBOOK LOGO

ARTBOOK BLOG

RECENT POSTS

DATE 8/13/2020

Annie Leibovitz on Henri Cartier-Bresson and 'Le Grand Jeu'

DATE 8/11/2020

Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel, color photograph with tripod

DATE 8/10/2020

Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents a virtual launch event for 'Mungo Thomson: Mail'

DATE 8/10/2020

Visit us at the Atlanta Summer Gift & Home Market 2020

DATE 8/9/2020

BACK IN STOCK! The landmark first major monograph on nonagenarian surrealist Luchita Hurtado

DATE 8/7/2020

Tosh Berman on 'The World's Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia'—a new adventure in its highest form

DATE 8/5/2020

Taking inspiration from John Baldessari

DATE 8/3/2020

In 'Jordan Casteel: Within Reach,' fundamental and expansive humanity

DATE 8/2/2020

Pat de Groot captures nothing or everything in summertime staff favorite, 'Landscape Painting Now'

DATE 8/1/2020

Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents a virtual launch event for 'The World's Worst: A Guide to the Portsmouth Sinfonia'

DATE 7/31/2020

From hair lacquer to whiskey and sweat in Karlheinz Weinberger, 'Together & Alone'

DATE 7/29/2020

Symbols are like doors to other dimensions in 'Hilma af Klint: Artist, Researcher, Medium'

DATE 7/28/2020

On Marcel Duchamp's birthday, a spectacular treat

DATE 7/26/2020

Back in Stock! 'William Eggleston: Election Eve'

DATE 7/24/2020

Questions of power and identity in 'Samuel Fosso: Autoportrait'

DATE 7/21/2020

July 22, 1971, from 'Bernadette Mayer: Memory'

DATE 7/18/2020

Darkness and hope in 'Philip Guston Now'

DATE 7/17/2020

Carlo McCormick on 'Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation'

DATE 7/16/2020

5 Essential Books on Jean-Michel Basquiat

DATE 7/15/2020

In 'The Atmosphere of Crime,' Gordon Parks foreshadows the brutality of today's prison system and current demands for equal rights, access and justice

DATE 7/13/2020

In 'Lines,' Shantell Martin seeks to understand "who we are at the core, as people"

DATE 7/12/2020

In celebration of Buckminster Fuller's 125th birthday, a new facsimile of the cult cookbook, 'Synergetic Stew'

DATE 7/12/2020

Celebrate the radical optimism of Buckminster Fuller during the month of his birth 125 years ago!

DATE 7/9/2020

Jeff Divine's 70s Surf Photographs tell it like it was

DATE 7/7/2020

Profound questions about space, time and material in Julia Christensen's 'Upgrade Available'

DATE 7/5/2020

'John Cage: A Mycological Foray—Variations on Mushrooms' is here at last!

DATE 7/4/2020

On Independence Day 2020, we remember Robert Frank, "tragic poet" and author of the seminal photography book "The Americans"

DATE 7/3/2020

Relaxed mastery in the "Afternoon Paintings" of Stanley Whitney

DATE 7/1/2020

RIP Milton Glaser

DATE 6/30/2020

See Book Reviews, Trailers and Flip-Through Videos on our new YouTube Channel!

DATE 6/26/2020

Ecstasy and celebration in 'Mechanical Fantasy Box: The Homoerotic Journal of Patrick Cowley'

DATE 6/25/2020

'Berenice Abbott: Portraits of Modernity' is a Pride Month Pick from Fundacíon Mapfre

DATE 6/19/2020

Pieces of life and shards of history in 'Melvin Edwards: Lynch Fragments'

DATE 6/19/2020

“That’s what art is; we’re the art!”

DATE 6/17/2020

Kader Attia represents the unrepresented in 'Landing Strip'

DATE 6/15/2020

240 pages of remarkable trans art in 'Kiss My Genders'

DATE 6/14/2020

'Alvin Baltrop: The Piers' is a Staff Pick for Pride Month

DATE 6/12/2020

Nicole R. Fleetwood on Mickalene Thomas's world making

DATE 6/11/2020

In 'Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records' radical aesthetic possibilities emerge from seismic cracks in the surface of things

DATE 6/8/2020

Power and Poetry: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Gordon Parks and Muhammad Ali

DATE 6/5/2020

Taking inspiration in the quilts, paintings and political posters of Faith Ringgold

DATE 6/3/2020

David Hammons in 'Soul of a Nation'

DATE 6/1/2020

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride!

DATE 5/31/2020

Summertime Fun Staff Picks

DATE 5/30/2020

Powerful 'Bernadette Mayer: Memory' is new from Siglio Press

DATE 5/28/2020

Staff favorite 'Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah' evokes sunscreen and wood cabins, feathered hair and tube socks

DATE 5/27/2020

Beautiful and voyeuristic. Tosh Berman reviews 'Weegee's Naked City'

DATE 5/24/2020

Memorial Day Staff Pick: Ice Cream Headaches

DATE 5/23/2020

Summertime Staff Favorite 'Cape Cod Modern' is back in stock!

DATE 5/21/2020

'Oscar Wilde's Italian Dream' is new from Damiani

DATE 5/18/2020

In 'JB Blunk,' art, life and spirituality fully merge


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