Moscow: [S.n], 1925.
Acquired through the Stanford University Bookstore Fund.
Published to accompany L’Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs held in Paris in 1925, this in-depth catalog includes examples of Soviet fine and applied arts across a range of disciplines, including ceramics, fashion, theater design, and architecture. Most prominent is the focus placed upon graphic design, evidenced most strikingly by Aleksandr Rodchenko’s vibrant Constructivist cover design. The Exposition was a key opportunity for the Soviet Union to present its artistic and cultural achievements to the west; that Rodchenko’s work was chosen as a centerpiece suggests the important role bold, avant-garde design played in constructing the nation’s cultural image.