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Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde (Jumbo) [Hardcover]

Susan Pack
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Dec 1995 Jumbo
Russian film posters of the 1920s and 1930s bear witness to the artistic creativity of the former Soviet Union in the years before Soviet Realism became the official art doctrine under Stalin. This book represents a survey of these works.


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  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen GmbH; Original ed edition (Dec 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822889288
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822889282
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 24.8 x 33 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,196,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Susan Pack's overview of the Russian avant-garde film poster, is a visual delight, and a welcome addition to the library of anyone interested in graphic design. This book is a handsome collection of pre-Communist posters from such notable graphic artists as the Stenberg brothers, and Alexander Rodchenko, as well as many other lesser known, yet talented artisans. Anyone familiar with Russian graphics of this period are in for a treat, and those seeing them for the first time will soon become addicted to their graphic impact, and innovative type treatments. A friend I've shown it to has warned me to keep an eye on it, lest it mysteriously disappear!
The book is written to address audiences in English, German, and French.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars!! 6 Nov 2010
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A feast for the eyes on every page - this is sumptuous and utterly engrossing. I'm not a graphic designer, nor a film buff - or indeed anything other than a mere dilettante of the visual arts. One that likes nothing more than doing bugger all on a Saturday afternoon other than browsing through a big heavy book with lots of incredible images. Over the years I've been lucky enough to amass a quite sizable collection of such books - but this is easily the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth saving (a lot) up for. 15 Dec 2011
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This is a wonderful book. Packed with fantastic illustrations, loads of insightful and very readable text that informs and entertains. If you are even slightly attracted to it by its cover picture, buy it now. You will not be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars With art this grand, maybe communism wasn't such a bad idea 18 Aug 2006
By byrner - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you're a graphic designer, you only need browse this excellent book for a moment or two to realize that Russian artists in the 1920's and 30's knew more about how to make a great poster than any American has ever known before or since.

Every poster designer and film buff loves American designer Saul Bass and I'm no exception, but Bass borrowed a lot from these early Russian designers like Rodchenko, and its no wonder--they were an incredible wellspring of creativity. Open any single page in this collection and you'll find a hundred great ideas regarding use of color, perspective, and mixing photography with illustration. Every designer should have this book at hand for reference. Unfortunately many of these early films have been lost or destroyed over time, but one wonders if the best part hasn't been saved--these glorious posters. I can't say enough good things about this book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and informative 4 Dec 2001
By Alvie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I'm not a collector of Russian/Soviet film posters, so all the liner notes could be complete bullocks, but the book is brilliantly large and appears to really want to give the straight story (for instance it gives the title that the artists gave the posters not the movie title associated w/ it). I've only seen a few of the movies it covers so I bought it solely for the art. If you're a fan of the clean Bauhaus style this book is for you.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A superlative survey of pre-Communist Russian graphics. 13 July 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Susan Pack's overview of the Russian avant-garde film poster, is a visual delight, and a welcome addition to the library of anyone interested in graphic design. This book is a handsome collection of pre-Communist posters from such notable graphic artists as the Stenberg brothers, and Alexander Rodchenko, as well as many other lesser known, yet talented artisans. Anyone familiar with Russian graphics of this period are in for a treat, and those seeing them for the first time will soon become addicted to their graphic impact, and innovative type treatments. A friend I've shown it to has warned me to keep an eye on it, lest it mysteriously disappear!
The book is written to address audiences in English, German, and French.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book with some of the greatest movie posters in history. 2 Dec 2013
By K.V.C.L. - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book! Great detail on the creators of some of the best movie posters in history. Includes photo prints of many of the best posters.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 14 Feb 2010
By V. Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Perfect example of that period. Enjoyed it and it is an excellent reference book.
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