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Soviet Space Graphics

Cosmic Visions from the USSR

Alexandra Sankova Moscow Design Museum



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01 April 2020
This otherworldly collection of Soviet space-race graphics takes readers on a cosmic adventure through Cold War-era Russia. Created against a backdrop of geopolitical uncertainty, the extraordinary images featured, taken from the period's hugely successful popular-science magazines, were a vital tool for the promotion of state ideology. Presenting more than 250 illustrations - depicting daring discoveries, scientific innovations, futuristic visions, and extraterrestrial encounters - SOVIET SPACE GRAPHICS unlocks the door to the creative inner workings of the USSR.
By:   Alexandra Sankova, Moscow Design Museum
Imprint:   Phaidon
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 205mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781838660536
ISBN 10:   1838660534
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The Moscow Design Museum was founded in 2012 and is the first cultural institution in Russia specifically dedicated to design. Its main objectiveis to preserve and popularize Russian design heritage at home and abroad. In September 2016 the museum s Russian exhibition at the first London Design Biennale, was awarded the Utopia Medal for its entry, Utopia: Lost Archives of Soviet Design .

Reviews for Soviet Space Graphics: Cosmic Visions from the USSR

Visually delightful. --Atlas Obscura While the American view of the space race is well documented, this collection of more than 250 illustrations reveals another view. Beyond the search for life out there in the universe, the Soviet artwork often illuminates the equally important journey into our own minds, where anything can be possible. --Los Angeles Times Online

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