THE GREAT UTOPIA: THE RUSSIAN AND SOVIET AVANT-GARDE, 1915-1932. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1992. Organized in association with Gosudarstvennaia Tret'iakovskaia galereia (State Tretiakov Gallery), Moscow; Gosudarstvennyi russkii muzei (State Russian Museum), St. Petersburg; and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main. Second impression (1994) distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 748 pp. with 896 ills. (687 col.). 32 x 24 cm. LC 93-109212 ISBN 0810968681 In English.
Providing an in-depth review of the full range of Russian and Soviet artistic production on the eve of the October Revolution and during the post-revolutionary period, this massive catalogue documents an exhibition of more than 700 works drawn from over 100 international public and private collections (including many in the former Soviet Union), presenting paintings, sculptures, posters, architectural drawings and models, photographs and photocollages, stage designs, textiles and decorative art objects by Malevich, Popova, Tatlin, Rodchenko, Kandinsky, Lissitzky, Filonov, Gabo and scores of other artists. Twenty-one scholarly essays explore diverse facets of the avant garde, its utopian ideological foundations, and its institutional structure, discussing topics ranging from the formation of Unovis, Obmokhu and other artist collectives to trends in Soviet porcelain and book design and the role played by painters and sculptors in the development of visionary architectural forms.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Russia/Soviet Union/Commonwealth — 1900-1945 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 023760
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