Red Star over Russia

A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin



ISBN: 9781854379351 Category:

David King


Now in paperback, Red Star Over Russia is a breathtaking visual history, using posters, photographs, paintings, magazine covers, advertisements, and ephemera to illustrate the dramatic birth and eventual decline of the Soviet Union. The book plunges the reader into the shattering events that brought hope, chaos, heroism, and horror to the citizens of the world’s first workers’ state. The Russian Revolution produced some of the most important advances in art, photography, and graphic design in the 20th century. More than 550 of these widely influential materials are reproduced here, accompanied by David King’s accessible text. King rescues from obscurity many lost heroes and villains through the work of the most brilliant Soviet artists, many of them anonymous or long forgotten.

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Weight 1889 g
Dimensions 24.6 x 29.1 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 6 July 2010
Number of pages 352
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 24.6 x 29.1 cm
Weight 1889 g


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David King is the author of The Commissar Vanishes, Russian Revolutionary Posters, John Heartfield, and numerous other books on Soviet subjects. He was art editor of the Sunday Times (London) from 1965 to 1975, and is owner of one of the world's preeminent collections of Russian artifacts.