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Alexander Rodchenko

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...Russian and Soviet graphic designer, photographer, sculptor, painter, theater designer, and theorist, born in St. Petersburg and worked in Moscow, Rodchenko was one of the founders of Russian Constructivism, whose body of work in a broad...

Russian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Russian design developed initially according to the traditions of folk craft and decorative art, then through the politically charged concepts of Russian avant-garde art, and the socially oriented principles of Soviet design through...

Mayakovsky, Vladimir (1893–1930)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A Russian and Soviet poet, playwright, and graphic artist, who was born in Bagdadi, Georgia and who lived and worked in Moscow, Mayakovsky became an important member of the Russian futurist movement upon meeting David Burlyuk at the Russian...

Rodchenko, Alexander (1891–1956)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Russian and Soviet graphic designer, photographer, sculptor, painter, theater designer, and theorist, born in St. Petersburg and worked in Moscow, Rodchenko was one of the founders of Russian Constructivism, whose body of work in a broad...

Vkhutemas (Higher State Artistic and Technical Workshops), Moscow (1920–30)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Vkhutemas (Higher State Artistic and Technical Workshops), or Vkhutein (Higher State Artistic and Technical Institute) from 1928, was an important site for the development of modern design and Constructivism in the Soviet Union. Its...

Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (1925)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...One of France’s objectives in the early twentieth century was to reassert the predominance of the French luxury goods trades and the country’s leadership in design, fashion, and the decorative arts. The 1925 Exposition, and indeed the city...