Aleksandr Rodchenko

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Aleksandr Rodchenko (1891-1956) was the most important and versatile member of the Constructivist movement, the progressive artists who created a new art after the Russian Revolution of 1917.This comprehensive book, rich in illustrations and relying extensively on new research in Russia, accompanies the first major retrospective exhibition in the United States of Rodchenko's work, opening at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in June 1998.In 1921 Rodchenko left behind his innovative work in abstract painting and sculpture, committing himself to applied art in the service of revolutionary ideals. Included in this first full and coherent overview are not only Rodchenko's painting and sculpture but also his diverse experiments and lasting achievements in photocollage, photography, and design of all kinds, including books, posters, magazines, advertising, and furniture.

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Best known of the Russian avant-garde artists of the interwar period, Rodchenko has gained ever more attention over the last two decades. The final canonization came in the form of this year's major ... Read full review



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Dabrowski is senior curator in the Department of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art.

Leah Dickerman is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art.

Peter Galassi is Chief Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art.

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