Alexander Rodchenko

Alexander Rodchenko was an innovative Russian avant-garde photographic artist. The team gathering together this remarkable essay to Rodchenko has presented an enthralling testament, much recommended.


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NAME: Alexander Rodchenko
FILE: R2468
AUTHOR: Editorial contribution, Vincenza Russo
PUBLISHER: Skira
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES:  245
PRICE: £36.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Art, photography, Soviet Union, propaganda, images, film 
stock, creativity, photo-collection, graphical design, composure,avant-
garde, graphic art, photomontage, innovator

ISBN: 978-88-572-3175-4

IMAGE: B2468.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: Alexander Rodchenko was an innovative Russian avant-garde 
photographic artist.  The team gathering together this remarkable 
essay to Rodchenko has presented an enthralling testament, 
much recommended. 

The Russian photographer is not well-know outside the photo-art 
community and this new book goes a long way to correcting the 
omission. The publishers have produced an art quality book at an 
aggressive price that will place it within reach of a large 
readership. It is assured of a strong following from artists, 
professional photographers and graphic designers, but will appeal to 
anyone interested in the important topics covered by Rodchenko's work 
and the insight it provides into life of creative and innovative 
people within the Soviet Union.

The nature of the Soviet Union was not conducive to artists unless 
they could be harnessed to the propaganda needs. That did not 
automatically strangle creativity and innovation in the arts and 
Rodchenko was part of the relatively small number of creative 
individuals who broke new ground but still managed to survive in a 
State that was heavily structured and ruled by a small group of 
privileged politicians.

The books begins with a number of editorial contributions, including 
comment from Rodchenko's daughter. This text provides a very able 
introduction to Rodchenko and explains his work and its importance, 
both in Russian history, and to the wider world.

The graphic content requires little by way of captioning and is a 
powerful presentation of a creative mind that has built on a 
technical command of photographic media to produce true art. This 
also provides some rare glimpses into the components of Russia under 
Soviet control.

A book to enjoy and be inspired by.