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Comradely Objects : Design and Material Culture in Soviet Russia, 1960s-80s, Hardback Book

Comradely Objects : Design and Material Culture in Soviet Russia, 1960s-80s Hardback

Part of the Studies in Design and Material Culture series

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The Russian avant-garde of the 1920s is broadly recognised to have been Russia's first truly original contribution to world culture.

In contrast, Soviet design of the post-war period is often dismissed as hack-work and plagiarism that resulted in a shabby world of commodities.

This book offers a new perspective on the history of Soviet design by focusing on the notion of the comradely object as an agent of progressive social relations that state-sponsored Soviet design inherited from the avant-garde.

It introduces a shared history of domestic objects, hand-made as well as machine made, mass-produced as well as unique, utilitarian as well as challenging the conventional notion of utility.

This is a study of post-avant-garde Russian productivism at the intersection of intellectual history, social history and material culture studies, an account attentive to the complexities and contradictions of Soviet design. -- .

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