"Soviet Textiles" is a fascinating examination of a unique experiment in Communist Russia. Between 1927 and 1933 the making of textiles took up the challenge of propagandizing through printed fabrics. A group of young designers in the newly emerged Communist state began to create thematic textile designs. They depicted tractors, smokestacks and ...
"Soviet Textiles" is a fascinating examination of a unique experiment in Communist Russia. Between 1927 and 1933 the making of textiles took up the challenge of propagandizing through printed fabrics. A group of young designers in the newly emerged Communist state began to create thematic textile designs. They depicted tractors, smokestacks and other symbols of collective modernity for clothing and household use. These images were thought to be emblematic of the modern industrialized nation whose success depended on the common will of its citizens. In the practice of utilitarianism textile design seemed to be a natural means of creating the ideal citizen. Ultimately the experiment failed as the populace clung to their traditional floral motifs. However a series of innovative and bold designs emerged from the effort. "Soviet Textiles: Designing the Modern Utopia" presents some forty of these fabrics held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and discusses the political and artistic contexts that gave rise to them.
Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 96 p. Includes 52 colour illustrations. Intended for college/higher education audience.
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Very Good. 0878467033. THIS ITEM IS LARGE/HEAVY AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING FOR INTERNATIONAL OR EXPEDITED DELIVERY; lightly used paperback, with shelfwear along the edges; binding and pages remain solid, with no marks to text.; 8.90 X 7.50 X 0.50 inches; 96 pages.
Near Fine Plus. Exhibition Catalogue. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Soft cover, as issued., tiny laminate peel to back cover, negligible impact. no other flaws, clean, no markings, strong sewn binding.; 96pp., illustrated throughout in color. essay, catalogue, reference material. pre-stalinist.
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