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Tatlin /
edited by Larissa Alekseevna Zhadova.
New York : Rizzoli, 1988.
533 p. : ill. (some col.), ports.
0847808270 :
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New York : Rizzoli, 1988.
0847808270 :
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"This book is based on a Russian manuscript"--T.p. verso.
"Title of the Hungarian original: Tatlin, published by Corvina Kiadó, Budapest, 1984"--T.p. verso.
Includes selections of Tatlin's art works, manifestos, letters, and writings.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1989-05:
A great amount of new written and visual material has been collected in this book from Soviet museums, libraries and private collections. With advice and coordination by the Hungarian art historian Eva Korner, a team of Soviet scholars, directed by Larissa Zhadova, discuss the complete range of Tatlin's achievements--paintings by Dmitrii Sarab'ianov, drawings by Vladimir Kostin, industrial art and book illustrations by Larissa Zhadova, theater designs by Flora Syrkina, and Tatlin's overall career by Anatolii Strigalev. Included are the artist's manifestoes, letters, writings, and contemporary articles. Appendixes include biographical data, Tatlin at Russian and Soviet exhibitions, list of works for the theater, and a selected bibliography. Simon Koppany, the book designer, fits a vast amount of material most handsomely into these 533 pages. Drawn from many different sources, the 431 illustrations, 91 in color, enhance this exceptional volume. -J. Risley, Wesleyan University
Appeared in Library Journal on 1989-03-01:
Though probably best known for his leadership in the Russian Constructivist movement, Vladimir Tatlin's contributions to modern art are profound. To prepare this book, which was ten years in the making, editor Zhadova drew together original writings and documentation from various Soviet institutions. The resulting book, while dense in compilation and translated commentary, is an invaluable first English-language edition for serious art historical research. Though collections are better served by the broader context of John Milner's Vladimir Tatlin and the Russian Avant-garde ( LJ 9/1/83), Tatlin is an essential acquisition for specialized art libraries.-- Paula A. Baxter, NYPL
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1989-01-20:
Best remembered as a visionary architect who worked in industrial design, Vladimir Tatlin (1885-1953) based his famous model for the Monument to the Third International on the centuries-old Russian tradition of erecting a monument in the form of a building. A sailor, an icon-painter's assistant and a prop-maker at the Moscow opera during various phases of his checkered career, he combined a constructivist analysis of the living dynamics of bodies and objects with a feel for ancient Russian art and ordinary people, as reflected in his portraits of fishermen, book illustrations, costumes, interior decorations, ceramics, studies of female and male nudes. The virtue of this scholarly monograph lies in its rounded view of all phases of Tatlin's output, aided by reproductions of hitherto unavailable artworks from Soviet museums, archives and private collections. The album includes essays by Soviet art historians, commentaries by Tatlin's contemporaries and a generous selection of his writings on ``material culture'' as the bedrock of a new, humanistic design. (Mar.)
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Publishers Weekly, January 1989
Library Journal, March 1989
Choice, May 1989
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