Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union Hardcover – 24 Feb 2009
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Through a combination of illustration and clear, accessible texts, King traces the development of polemical imagery in Russia from the simple effectiveness of a handbill distributed on the morning of the October Revolution in 1917 to the sophistication of the photo-montages of Alexander Rodchenko and Gustav Klutsis. The way that imagery was arrived at, manipulated and deployed in the service of the Revolution is explored using a wealth of examples.
About the Author
David King is the author of The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia (1997) and Ordinary Citizens: The Victims of Stalin (2003). He was art editor of The Sunday Times between 1965 and 1975 and is the owner of one of the world's pre-eminent collection of Russian artefacts.
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This collection of photographs is extraordinary, containing some material not seen before. Very telling and illuminating. Read morePublished on 20 Jun. 2009 by J. Lamede
If, having read the likes of Robert Conquest's 'The Great Terror', you've been fascinated/appalled by the scale of Stalin's crimes against the Soviet Union, you'll be interested in... Read morePublished on 21 May 2009 by Olesha
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