Synopses & Reviews
Red Star Over Russia is a breathtaking visual history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the death of Stalin, using a vast array of material including posters, photographs, paintings, magazine covers, advertisements, and ephemera to illustrate the dramatic birth and eventual decline of the Soviet Union. The book's urgent, cinema verite style plunges the reader into the shattering events that brought hope, chaos, heroism, and horror to the citizens of the world's first workers' state.
The Russian Revolution produced some of the most important advances in the fields of art, photography, and graphic design in the 20th century. More than 550 of these widely influential materials are reproduced here to the highest quality, accompanied by author David King's accessible text. Zooming in from the epic to the particular, King rescues from obscurity many lost heroes and villains through the work of the most brilliant Soviet artists, many of them anonymous or long forgotten.
William Morris Textiles was the first comprehensive survey of the many hundreds of original, colorful textiles produced by William Morris (1834-1896) and the two commercial companies he founded and managed. To this day it remains the authority in the field, and this revised edition has been completely rewritten, reorganized, and expanded with beautiful new photography. Morris expert Linda Parry provides new insight into the embroideries, printed and woven textiles, carpets, and tapestries produced by Morris & Co., giving in-depth information about their design and manufacture. The varied, often highly specialized processes involved are discussed in detail, as are Morriss working methods. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this is the unparalleled study of the subject.
About the Author
Linda Parry is former deputy keeper of the department of furniture, textiles, and fashion at the V&A, where she worked for over 30 years. She is the author of Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement and British Textiles from 1850 to 1900, and editor of William Morris. Among the exhibitions she curated at the V&A are “Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement” (1988) and “William Morris” (1996).