Published by Skira. Edited by Olga Sviblova, Varvara Rodchenko.
Alexanader Rodchenko was one of the main generators of creative ideas during the extraordinary time of the Russian avant-garde movements, and he perfectly reflected its spiritual atmosphere. In 1924, photography was "invaded" by Rodchenko, resulting in a fundamental rethinking on the nature of photography and the role of the photographer. With the introduction of conceptual considerations, the photograph changed from being a mere reflection of reality to a means of visually representing dynamic intellectual constructions. Throughout the entire history of Russian photography in the first half of the twentieth century, Alexander Rodchenko is the only figure to have left us definitive traces through the publication of articles and diaries: they are the artistic reflections of a thinker-photographer, the witness to a historic cataclysm that generated a tragic conflict in him between conscious supposition and the unconscious creative drive.
Published by Steidl. Edited by Gerhard Steidl, Peter Macgill.
For many years, respected gallerists Peter MacGill, Rudolf Kicken and Edwynn Houk have been collecting Aleksandr Rodchenko's photographs. This book is a curated selection of these images, most reproduced at their original sizes. The hallmarks of Rodchenko's inimitable Constructivist-influenced vision are here to see, regardless of whether he is photographing people, architecture or machinery--bold diagonals, abstract shapes and moving objects cutting through space.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Peter Noever. Essays by Alexander Lavrentiev and Ramin Schor.
This publication, printed on two special papers, focuses on Alexander Rodchenko's Spatial Constructions, most of which were created around 1920. It begins with facsimile images of Rodchenko's sketchpads, two spreads to a page, continues with the artist's groundbreaking wooden sculptural models, and then delves into a series of drawings, paintings and commercial and graphic works. Also features architectural drawings and a cover that folds out to create a poster of a sculptural Spatial Construction in the Surfaces Reflecting Light series.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 87 pgs / illustrated throughout.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/15/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2006 p. 144
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783851600742FLAT40 List Price: $30.00 CDN $35.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Galerie Gmurzynska. Essays by Selim O. Khan-Magomedow, Alexander Lawrentjew and Warwara Stepanowa.
One of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution, Aleksandr Rodchenko worked as a painter, graphic designer, photographer, photomontageist, architectural designer, and sculptor. He was alternately influenced by Suprematism, Productivism, Dada, Constructivism, Abstraction, and Abstract Expressionism--working in different modes throughout his artistic life. This monograph focuses on Rodchenko's sculptures, which can be loosely divided into three groups, beginning with abstract works dating from 1918; mobiles; and square timber works from circa 1920. Works are presented through vintage photographs, detailed descriptions, and reconstructions.
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edited by Magdalena Dabrowski, Leah Dickerman and Peter Galassi. Essays by Magdalena Dabrowski, Leah Dickerman, Peter Galassi, Aleksandr Lavrent'ev and Varvara Rodchenko. Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry.
Alexander Rodchenko was the most important and versatile member of the Constructivist movement, the progressive artists who created a new art after the Russian Revolution of 1917. This comprehensive book, rich in illustrations and relying extensively on new research from Russia, accompanied the first major retrospective exhibition in the United States of Rodchenko's work at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1998. In 1921 Rodchenko left behind his innovative work in abstract painting and sculpture, committing himself to applied art in the service of revolutionary ideals. Included in this first full and coherent overview are not only Rodchenko's painting and sculpture but also his diverse experiments and lasting achievements in photocollage, photography, and design of all kinds, from books, posters, magazines, and advertising, to furniture.