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American National Exhibition, Moscow (ANEM) (1959)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The American National Exhibition, hosted for six weeks at Sokol’niki Park in Moscow during the summer of 1959, was held by the US government in order to show the American way of life to a Soviet audience. It is considered one of the most...

Tomaszewski, Henryk (1914–2005)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tomaszewski was a Polish poster designer, who was born and worked in Warsaw. A member of the Polish Poster School of the 1950s, Tomaszewski’s film and exhibition posters were prized for their individualism and artistic integrity during...

Dekorativnoe Iskusstvo SSSR (Decorative Arts in the USSR) (1957–93)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Dekorativnoe iskusstvo SSSR (Decorative Arts of the USSR) was a monthly periodical published by the Union of Soviet Artists that introduced debates on aesthetics in mass industrial production to a mainly specialist audience. Its subject...

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...

Lissitzky, Lazar Markovich (El Lissitzky) (1890–1941)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Designer, painter, architect, typographer, theater and exhibition designer, born in Pochinok, Russia, lived and worked in Vitebsk and Moscow, El Lissitzky played an important role in the transition of the formal structures of Suprematist...

Soloviev, Yuri (1920–2013)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Russian and Soviet transport and industrial designer, founder, and head of VNIITE, who was born in Kostroma, and lived and worked in Moscow, Russia, Soloviev is a controversial figure in the history of Soviet design, best known as founder...

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...

Devětsil (1930–1)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A leftist group of artists, architects, designers, photographers, and poets who formed the ideological center of the Czechoslovak avant-garde during the 1920s. After initially rejecting modern art in favor of primitivism, the group pursued...

VDNKh, Moscow (1938–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...VDNKh (Exhibition of the Achievements of the National Economy) was constructed during the Soviet period on show grounds in the northwest of Moscow. Originally conceived in 1935 as an agricultural expo (All-Union Agricultural Exhibition...

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...