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Author: Aleksei Gav

ISBN: 9788493923129
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1 September 2014
Country of Publication: ES
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 15.9 x 1.5

Aleksei Gan's "Constructivism" was the first theoretical treatise of post-revolutionary Russia's emergent Constructivist movement. Published in 1922, this iconoclastic blast of revolutionary zeal was a declaration of war on traditional Bourgeois art.

By defining its three core principles: tectonics, faktura & construction, Gan recasts artist and architect as Constructors, no longer fretting about aesthetic or speculative problems in art but focusing instead on the fusion of art with everyday life to create a system of design where "everything will be conceived in a technical and functional way" - a fitting contribution to the great task of building the new communist society.

Christina Lodder's illuminating introductory essay examines the intriguing character of the mercurial author. Gan, the "Mass Constructor", was a key figure among Russia's post-revolutionary avant-garde, working across theatre, architecture, graphics and cinema. Agitator, publisher, activist and promoter, he was a close friend of Rodchenko and Stepanova and was the foremost theoretician of Moscow...

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