Red Star Over Russia

Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55



ISBN: 9781849765237 Category:


David King (1943-2016) amassed one of the world’s largest collections of Soviet political art and photographs. In exploring the intersection of art, politics, and society, few collections in the world can compare with the David King Collection, now part of Tate. King was not only a passionate collector, but also an artist, designer, and historian, and he produced revelatory and award-winning books on Soviet design history. Here, every step of the Soviet journey is documented with visual media, photomontage, photographs, paintings, handwritten notes, books (signed with annotations and marginalia), enclosures, and ephemera. Published to accompany an exhibition, this accessible and highly illustrated publication features key pieces from the collection, accompanied by short explanatory texts that bring this exceptional era in design history to life.

Additional information

Weight 314 g
Dimensions 19.7 x 19.1 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 1 January 2018
Number of pages 96
Format Other book format
Contributors Edited by Natalia Sidlina and Matthew Gale
Dimensions 19.7 x 19.1 cm
Weight 314 g


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Natalia Sidlina is research curator, Russian art at Tate Modern.

Matthew Gale is head of displays at Tate Modern.