Flammarion. Paris. 1991. First edition. Hardback; black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 312 pages. 520 colour and b&w illustrations. English. 335 x 240mm. 2.3kg. 9782080135155. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; small mark to front endpaper.
A study of the Russian clothes and textiles produced during the Constructivist era. After the 1917 Revolution artists were encouraged to create designs that could be industrialised and benefit all of the Russian people. Artists such as Nadezhda Lamanova, Varvara Stempanova, Liubov Popova, Alexandr Rodchenko and Vladimir Tatlin produced many extraordinarily inventive designs. Tatiana Strizhenova explores all aspects of Soviet textiles and costumes from 1917 to 1945, supported by archival drawings, photographs and paintings.