Constructing Revolution explores the remarkable and wide-ranging body of propaganda posters as an artistic consequence of the 1917 revolution. Marking the revolution's centennial, this book delves into a relatively short-lived era of unprecedented experimentation and utopian idealism that produced some of the most iconic images in the history of graphic design.
The book surveys genres and methods of early Soviet poster design and introduces the most prominent artists of the movement. Reflecting the turbulent and ultimately tragic history of Russia in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, it charts the formative decades of the USSR and demonstrates the tight bond between Soviet art and ideology.
Written by Kristina A. Toland. Published by Bowdoin College Museum of Art in 2021. Hardcover, measures 8.5 x 12 inches, 192 pages. ISBN 9781735441634