Soviet Posters

The Sergo Grigorian Collection
Author: Maria Lafont
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791337524
Category: Art
Page: 285
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This massive book of Soviet propaganda posters, many rare and never before published, is at once a revealing historical document and a sublime example of graphic art at its best. Dating from 1917 to the beginning of the Cold War, the posters in this book feature the work of such major Russian ground-breaking avant-garde designers as El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko as well as extraordinary works by anonymous artists. Presented in full color, the 250 posters gathered here range in themes from warnings about the dangers of alcohol abuse and the creeping Nazi menace to illustrations of utopian harmony and the Soviet industrial machine. A brief illustrated introduction offers a chronological overview of the period that produced such eloquent art, which has long been a major source of inspiration to artists and designers.

The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929–1953

Archetypes, inventions and fabrications
Author: Anita Pisch
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 176046063X
Category: Design
Page: 516
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From 1929 until 1953, Iosif Stalin’s image became a central symbol in Soviet propaganda. Touched up images of an omniscient Stalin appeared everywhere: emblazoned across buildings and lining the streets; carried in parades and woven into carpets; and saturating the media of socialist realist painting, statuary, monumental architecture, friezes, banners, and posters. From the beginning of the Soviet regime, posters were seen as a vitally important medium for communicating with the population of the vast territories of the USSR. Stalin’s image became a symbol of Bolshevik values and the personification of a revolutionary new type of society. The persona created for Stalin in propaganda posters reflects how the state saw itself or, at the very least, how it wished to appear in the eyes of the people. The ‘Stalin’ who was celebrated in posters bore but scant resemblance to the man Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, whose humble origins, criminal past, penchant for violent solutions and unprepossessing appearance made him an unlikely recipient of uncritical charismatic adulation. The Bolsheviks needed a wise, nurturing and authoritative figure to embody their revolutionary vision and to legitimate their hold on power. This leader would come to embody the sacred and archetypal qualities of the wise Teacher, the Father of the nation, the great Warrior and military strategist, and the Saviour of first the Russian land, and then the whole world. This book is the first dedicated study on the marketing of Stalin in Soviet propaganda posters. Drawing on the archives of libraries and museums throughout Russia, hundreds of previously unpublished posters are examined, with more than 130 reproduced in full colour. The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929–1953 is a unique and valuable contribution to the discourse in Stalinist studies across a number of disciplines.

Iconography of Power

Soviet Political Posters Under Lenin and Stalin
Author: Victoria E. Bonnell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520221532
Category: Art
Page: 363
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This study of the Soviet political posters issued between 1918 and 1953, describes the archetypal images they featured, such as the worker, the peasant woman, the enemy and the leader. It analyzes these Bolshevik icons and explains how they defined the popular outlook in Soviet Russia.

Power to the People

Early Soviet Propaganda Posters in The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Author: Aleks Ṿard
Publisher: N.A
Category: Futurism (Art)
Page: 165
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Russian Revolutionary Posters

From Civil War to Socialist Realism, From Bolshevism to the End of Stalinism
Author: David King
Publisher: Tate
ISBN: 9781849763479
Category: Art
Page: 144
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The tumultuous events of the Russian Revolution were matched by dramatic shifts in graphic art and design that continue to influence our visual landscape. David King, an internationally acclaimed graphic designer, selected the posters reproduced here from his own unparalleled collection. Constructivist posters, socialist advertising, and biting political satire are all represented, as are artists such as Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, and Gustav Klutsis. King sets the posters in context and profiles the art directors whose vision played a vital role in creating these striking works.

Soviet Posters

Pull-Out Edition
Author: Maria Lafont,Sergo Grigorian
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791381107
Category: Art
Page: 48
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This large-format book of Soviet propaganda posters allows the reader to remove individual posters and is at once a revealing historical document and a sublime example of graphic art at its best. A special feature of this book allows for the removal of the posters, which have been designed to fit standard frame sizes. A brief introduction offers a chronological overview of the period that produced such eloquent art, which has long been a major source of inspiration to artists and designers.


The Soviet Photo Poster, 1930-1984
Author: Viktor Koretsky,Erika Wolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781595585424
Category: Art
Page: 428
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This exquisite new volume offers the first glimpse into the full body of Viktor Koretsky's poster artwork, with extensive reproductions from a private collection that is being made available here for the first time. Koretsky's propaganda posters were among the most innovative and celebrated works of propaganda artwork produced during the Soviet era. Strikingly dynamic and modern, they expressed a global, multicultural sensibility that will be hugely familiar to readers and viewers today.

Windows on the War

Soviet Tass Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945
Author: Peter Zegers,Art Institute of Chicago
Publisher: Art Inst of Chicago
ISBN: 9780300170238
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 400
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A fascinating look at the aesthetic means and political ends of the graphically bold posters of the Soviet Union's TASS News Agency during WWII

Communist Posters

Author: Mary S. Ginsberg
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781780237244
Page: 432
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One of the common features of communist regimes is the use of art for revolutionary means. Posters in particular have served as beacons of propaganda - vehicles of coercion, instruction, censure and debate - in every communist nation. They have promoted the authority of state and revolution, but have also been used as an effective means of protest. By their nature posters are ephemeral, tied to time and place, but many have had far-reaching, long-lasting impact. They are imbued with both artistic integrity and personal conviction - Bolshevik posters, for example, are among the most vibrant, passionate graphics in art history. 0This is the first truly global survey of the history and variety of communist poster art. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field, and examines a different region of the world: Russia, China, Mongolia, Eastern Europe, North Korea, Vietnam and Cuba. This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive survey examines the broad range of political and visual cultures of communist posters, and will appeal to a wide audience interested in art, history and politics.

Stenberg Brothers

Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design
Author: Christopher Mount,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: ABRAMS
Category: Art
Page: 96
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The exhibition Stenberg Brothers: Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design, organized by Christopher Mount, Assistant Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design, is the first critical survey of the work of these two seminal figures in the history of twentieth-century graphic design.

Symbols and Legitimacy in Soviet Politics

Author: Graeme Gill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139501224
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Symbols and Legitimacy in Soviet Politics analyses the way in which Soviet symbolism and ritual changed from the regime's birth in 1917 to its fall in 1991. Graeme Gill focuses on the symbolism in party policy and leaders' speeches, artwork and political posters, and urban redevelopment, and on ritual in the political system. He shows how this symbolism and ritual were worked into a dominant metanarrative which underpinned Soviet political development. Gill also shows how, in each of these spheres, the images changed both over the life of the regime and during particular stages: the Leninist era metanarrative differed from that of the Stalin period, which differed from that of the Khrushchev and Brezhnev periods, which was, in turn, changed significantly under Gorbachev. In charting this development, the book lays bare the dynamics of the Soviet regime and a major reason for its fall.

Political Posters in Central and Eastern Europe, 1945-95

Signs of the Times
Author: James Aulich,Marta Sylvestrová
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719054198
Category: Art
Page: 227
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The political poster was one of the most widely discredited and closely policed aspects of cultural life in the former communist bloc. The poster's history is a story of aesthetic, political and finally, national liberation. This comprehensively illustrated comparative analysis of political poster design--drawn from major collections in Belorussia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine--exemplifies the aesthetic diversity of the region under communist rule.

Spirit of the Soviet union

anti-Nazi cartoons and posters
Author: Baron Max Aitken Beaverbrook,Great Britain. Ministry of Information
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 48
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The Birth of the Propaganda State

Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization, 1917-1929
Author: Peter Kenez
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521313988
Category: History
Page: 308
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Peter Kenez's comprehensive study of the Soviet propaganda system, describes how the Bolshevik Party went about reaching the Russian people. Kenez focuses on the experiences of the Russian people. The book is both a major contribution to our understanding of the genius of the Soviet state, and of the nature of propaganda in the twentieth-century.


Soviet Icons in Reverse
Author: Boris Mukhametshin,Gary Kern
Publisher: Borgo Press
Category: Heads of state
Page: 164
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The Bolshevik Poster

Author: Stephen White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300048698
Category: Art
Page: 152
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Origins - Apsit and the early Soviet poster - Moor, Deni and the military-political poster - Bolshevik poster and after.

Vietnam Posters

The David Heather Collection
Author: David Heather
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791341576
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 281
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"Heather (North Korean Posters), a collector of North Korean and Vietnamese art, and Buchanan (Vietnam Zippos: American Soldiers' Engravings and Stories) here present full- and half-page reproductions of Communist propaganda posters printed in Vietnam from the 1960s to the present. Buchanan's discussions in the introductory essay on the printing methods and native materials used in wartime posters are especially captivating. The posters, captioned in English and German, are arranged into four subject groups: war; Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Party; agriculture; and education, population control, and voting. Because the material is organized by topic, it would have been helpful for the captions to include approximate dates. VERDICT An original and nicely produced book; recommended for students and lay readers with an interest in Vietnam or propaganda art.Eric Linderman, Euclid P.L., OH" --Library Journal Reviews.