Aleksandr Rodchenko: Experiments for the Future, Diaries, Essays, Letters, and Other Writings


      Aleksandr Rodchenko: Experiments for the Future, Diaries, Essays, Letters, and Other Writings
This book contains all of the diaries, programs, essays, and major articles written by Alexander Rodchenko between 1911 and 1956 The word experiment was a keyword for the artist, who conceived of his multimedia oeuvre as one huge experiment Referred to by his friends and contemporaries as a scout of the future Rodchenko sought new paths in graphic design and painting, sculpture and architecture, poster design and cinema, photography and book design, and furniture and theatre design The first chapter in this volume covers the early life of Rodchenko and relates to the time of his studies in the Kazan art school His diaries from 1911 15 relate the vivid atmosphere of the school, explain the artist s early tastes for theatrical, oriental and medieval motifs, and recall the moments when he first met Varvara Stepanova, his lifetime partner and fellow artist The second chapter covers the most active years of the Russian avant garde movement 1916 21 Here Rodchenko is linked to Vladimir Tatlin and his evolution as a non objective painter comes about His writings from this period explore his interest in the artistic process, in the way ideas are born, and often make comparisons with other artistic trends of the time suprematism, cubism, and impressionism The third chapter runs through the 20th and the height of the constructivist movement, when Rodchenko became one of the leading designers of the time This chapter is the most comprehensive, featuring writings dedicated to industrial design education, graphic design, advertising, photomontage and photography The fourth chapter reveals the artist s mood and the general Soviet culture situation of the 30s, a time of politicalchange, accusations of formalism, and great success in photography The last chapter is dedicated to the war and postwar period and contains only diary texts in which the artist recounts his family s evacuation to the country, his subsequent hard living and working conditions, as well as his musings on the cultural politics of the time and life in general Originally published in 1996 in Moscow by Rodchenko s family, Experiments for the Future appears here in its first English edition This new edition contains additional material and features a different design and images, but the content remains essentially unchanged. New Download eBook Aleksandr Rodchenko: Experiments for the Future, Diaries, Essays, Letters, and Other Writings author Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Rodchenko was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer He was one of the founders of constructivism and Russian design he was married to the artist Varvara Stepanova.Rodchenko was one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution He worked as a painter and graphic designer before turning to photomontage and photography His photography was socially engaged, formally innovative, and opposed to a painterly aesthetic Concerned with the need for analytical documentary photo series, he often shot his subjects from odd angles usually high above or down below to shock the viewer and to postpone recognition He wrote One has to take several different shots of a subject, from different points of view and in different situations, as if one examined it in the round rather than looked through the same key hole again and again.

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  • Hardcover
  • 439 pages
  • Aleksandr Rodchenko: Experiments for the Future, Diaries, Essays, Letters, and Other Writings
  • Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko
  • English
  • 13 March 2019
  • 0870705466

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