Collage in Russia: XX Century
Collage in Russia: XX Century. Palace Editions, St Petersburg, 2005. 392 pages; 620 colored illustrations. Format: 24.5 × 33.5 cm. English.
The publication includes articles by St Petersburg and Moscow experts describing peculiarities of development of collage in Russia and its history in the 20th century. The structure of the book corresponds to the exhibition plan and contains the following sections: texture, applications, decoupage, assemblage, “rag paintings”, photomontage, reproduction collage, objects and computer collage. The main peculiarity of the publication is a detailed description of a technique of each work, i.e. this is an attempt to show the “formula of author’s world-building”. The book reproduces major part of works presented at the exhibition. Many works are published for the first time. The catalog is supplemented with biographies of artists.