Art in the USSR. Architecture sculpture painting graphic arts theatre film crafts.
London, The Studio 1935.
4to. 137 + (3)pp, colour frontispiece, many photo ills. Publisher’s cloth. No ownership inscription but Roderick Gradidge’s copy.
Although edited in London by Holme (and published as the special autumn number of the periodical The Studio for 1935), all the material for this publication was supplied by contributors in the USSR, and it thus provides an accurate contemporary record of what was then acceptable in the eyes of the ruling Stalinist regime. Each of the contributors writes a brief essay on one of the subject topics covered (that on architecture is by Arkin, Secretary of the Society of Soviet Architects), with accompanying illustrations of relevant buildings, works of art, stage performances and so on.