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Publisher Comments:

Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin are the best known of a loosely organized group of Soviet artists known as "Paper Architects," who designed much but built little in the early days of Glasnost, in the late 1980s. Many of their elaborate etchings, in which they depicted outlandish, often impossible, structures and cityscapes of allegorical content, were collected in our 1990 book Brodsky and Utkin. Now, with the addition of forty-three new and never-before-published prints, we are pleased to announce this updated edition.

In their designs, by turns funny, cerebral, and deeply human, Brodsky and Utkin borrow from Egyptian tombs, Ledoux's visionary architecture, Le Corbusier's urban master palns, and other historical precedents, collaging these heterogeneous forms in learned and layered scrambles. Underlying the wit and visual inventiveness is an unmistakable moral: that the dehumanizing architecture of the sort seen in Russian cities in the 1980s and 1990s, and elsewhere around the globe, takes a sinister toll.

A new preface assesses the works of Brodsky and Utkin and reminds us that the greatest art is often born of adversity. Beautifully printed in 300-screen dry-trap duotones by the Steinhauer Press, Brodsky and Utkin is a book for artists, architects, and collectors alike.

Synopsis:

From 1978 to 1993, the renowned Soviet "paper architects" Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin created an incredible collection of elaborate etchings depicting outlandish, often impossible, buildings and cityscapes. Funny, cerebral, and deeply human, their obsessively detailed work layers elements borrowed from Egyptian tombs, Ledoux's visionary architecture, Le Corbusier's urban master plans, and other historical precedents in etchings of breathtaking complexity and beauty.

Back by popular demand following the sold-out original 1991 edition and 2003 reprint, Brodsky and Utkin presents the sum of the architects' collaborative prints and adds new material, including an updated preface by the artists' gallery representative, Ron Feldman, a new introductory essay by architect Aleksandr Mergold, visual documentation of the duo's installation work, and rare personal photographs.

About the Author

Lois Nesbitt is a writer on art and architecture who lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568983998
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Location:
New York
Preface by:
Feldman, R.
Preface:
Feldman, R.
Author:
Brodsky, Alexander
Author:
Feldman, Ron
Author:
Nesbitt, Lois
Author:
Mergold, Aleksandr
Author:
Utkin, Ilya
Subject:
General
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
Catalogs
Subject:
Individual Architect
Subject:
Buildings in art
Subject:
Fantastic architecture
Subject:
Brodsky, Alexander - Catalogs
Subject:
Utkin, Ilya - Catalogs
Subject:
Crafts-General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
2002-04
Publication Date:
20150505
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
12.28x9.28x.62 in. 1.81 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , From 1978 to 1993, the renowned Soviet "paper architects" Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin created an incredible collection of elaborate etchings depicting outlandish, often impossible, buildings and cityscapes. Funny, cerebral, and deeply human, their obsessively detailed work layers elements borrowed from Egyptian tombs, Ledoux's visionary architecture, Le Corbusier's urban master plans, and other historical precedents in etchings of breathtaking complexity and beauty.

Back by popular demand following the sold-out original 1991 edition and 2003 reprint, Brodsky and Utkin presents the sum of the architects' collaborative prints and adds new material, including an updated preface by the artists' gallery representative, Ron Feldman, a new introductory essay by architect Aleksandr Mergold, visual documentation of the duo's installation work, and rare personal photographs.

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