USSR Pavilions At World Fairs (Book)
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Museum quality oversized illustrated coffee table book. Rare & limited stock.

224 pages filled with hundreds of gorgeous full-colour illustrations and detailed photographs. 

This is a beautiful, heavy book. It weighs approximately 1.3 kg (2.8 pounds). The pages are large format - 245x340 mm. 

Please note that that the text in this book is entirely in Russian.

Paris 1937. An enormous marble-clad Soviet pavilion is crowned with Vera Mukhina's iconic sculpture of a worker and peasant holding a hammer and a sickle. As they enter, pavilion visitors are introduced to a parade of socialism's achievements in a series of halls containing tractors, automobiles, models of dams, industrial complexes and the new Moscow metro, statistics on economic growth and social welfare provision, and lots of socialist realist art. A huge jewelled map of the Soviet Union wows the public with its lavish use of rubies and diamonds. 

For much of the twentieth century, the Soviet Union used world fairs to promote the economic and technological achievements of its socialist ideology. In the 1930s the emphasis was on showcasing Soviet modernisation, while after World War II the Soviet Union entered into a direct ideological competition with the United States.

This book is a visual celebration of Soviet architecture, sculpture, art and design at various international world fairs, from Paris 1925 to Osaka 1970.   


Orders placed in August will be shipped out in early September. Delivery takes on average 8 days within the EU and 2 weeks to North America & other countries.