Russian Revolutionary Posters

From Civil War to Socialist Realism, From Bolshevism to the End of Stalinism


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David King


The tumultuous events of the Russian Revolution were matched by dramatic shifts in graphic art and design that continue to influence our visual landscape. David King, an expert on Soviet art and an internationally acclaimed graphic designer, selected the more than 165 posters reproduced here from his own unparalleled collection. Constructivist posters, socialist advertising, 1920s film posters, classic photomontage, the heroic posters of the Great Patriotic War, biting political satire, and the cult of personality of the Stalin years are all represented, as are artists such as Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dimitri Moor, Viktor Deni, and Nina Vatolina. King sets the posters in context and profiles the art directors and creative directors whose vision played such a vital role in creating these striking works.

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Weight 1208 g
Dimensions 25.5 x 32.7 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 1 July 2012
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25.5 x 32.7 cm
Weight 1208 g


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David King is the author of The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin's Russia and Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin. Former art editor of the Sunday Times (London), he is one of the world's preeminent collectors of Russian artifacts.