Union der Sozialistischen Sowjet-Republiken: Katalog des Sowjet-Pavillons auf der Internationalen Presse-Ausstellung Köln 1928 = Soiuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik na Mezhdunarodnoĭ vystavke pechati Kelʹn 1928
[Herausgeber, Komitee des Sowjet-Pavillons auf der Internationalen Presse-Ausstellung Köln 1928]
[Moscow? : Der Komitee, 1928] (Köln : M. Dumont Schauberg)
PN5274 .U4 1928 ARTLCKS
The catalog of the exhibitions in the Soviet pavilion at the 1928 International Press Exposition in Cologne, Germany, is a notable expression of Constructivism, an art movement developed by the Russians in the early 1920s. Constructivism sought to extend the formal language of abstract art into practical design work. It is marked by the dynamic use of geometric forms and, in exhibition design, by the integration of three-dimensional display structures with photomontage and lettering. Both the Soviet pavillion and its catalog were designed by the artist, El Lissitzky (1890-1941), a leading Constructivist. An almost startling feature of the catalog is its 91-inch, accordion-fold photomontage, whose scenes, depicting daily life, work and industry in the USSR, are keyed with superimposed numbers to passages in the catalog's text.
Union der Sozialistischen Sowjet-Republiken