Toward a socialist future: Children's picture books after the Bolshevik Revolution
Publisher: World Socialist Web Site
Date Written: 09/07/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19656
The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the defining event of the 20th century. Its influence extended across virtually every aspect of human society the world over. The scope for study of the revolution and of the social order that emerged from it is immense, though generally overlooked in contemporary art curation. It comes as a welcome exception to see the attempt by London's House of Illustration art gallery in its exhibition, A New Childhood: Picture Books from Soviet Russia, to bring to light the artistic impetus lent by the revolution to children's book illustrations in early Soviet society.