Soviet Textiles: Designing the Modern Utopia


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"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 ...

Soviet Textiles: Designing the Modern Utopia 2006, MFA Publications, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780878467037

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