Revolutionary Soviet Film Posters

Ferm, Alan; Mildred, Constantine
Publisher:  The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA
Year Published:  1974
Pages:  97pp   ISBN:  0-8018-1641-6
Library of Congress Number:  PN1995.9.P5C6   Dewey:  769'.5
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX7619

There exist numerous Soviet posters which "have been lost to three generations of scholars and designers," most of them not having been displayed or even seen for decades, mainly because Socialist Realism ended up overshadowing much of the exceptional work done by Russian Constructivist artists in the twenties. Out of all the posters produced at this time, the film posters were "artistically the most exciting, advanced, and original" and this book revives many of them, some by well known artists and some by unknown ones. There are fifty-six posters in black and white, sixteen posters in full color, seventeen film stills and other illustrations along with a bibliography and an index which contains brief bibliographical sketches of the artists.

[Abstract by Nabeeha Chaudhary]

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