Circling the Square: Avant-garde Porcelain from Revolutionary Russia :: Tamara Kudryavtseva

Circling the Square: Avant-garde Porcelain from Revolutionary Russia :: Tamara Kudryavtseva soon to be presented for sale on the inspired BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Fontanka, 2004, Paperback.

Published to accompany an exhibition jointly organised by the Hermitage Rooms at Somerset House, the State Hermitage Museum and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Includes: Colour photographs; Colour frontispiece;

From the cover: In the years immediately following the Russian Revolution of 1917, St Petersburgs former Imperial Porcelain Factory entered an entirely new and unexpected phase in its illustrious history: inspired by contemporary events and radical artistic trends, the Factory (re-named the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in 1925) started to produce porcelain that was a remarkable synthesis of the revolutionary and the avant-garde. Under the early leadership of Sergei Chekhonin, numerous painters and designers were recruited to the service of the State. For some, their task was to celebrate the achievements of the new regime and exhort the Soviet citizen to ever greater heights of endeavour and industry. Such agitational porcelain, inscribed with aphorisms from sources as varied as Karl Ma…

Near Fine.

190 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11″ x 11″.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I spellbind you with a further miscellany curated within Art Exhibitions catalogue?

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