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Rare original 1950's archive of 500+ silver gelatin photographs from the former USSSR. A period poorly documented in the West. The archive are divided into 26 main categories: CATEGORY : SOCIALIST HOUSING.
1932. USSR socialist housing. 14 silver gelatin photos of which 5 are over-sided. 29.0 + 38.0. 9 mid-sized photos of which one is in color 21.0 + 28.0 cm and one small sized photo. A rare collection of photos in the socialist realism style, documenting the reconstruction and modernizing of the USSR after the Great Patriotic War. The period of socialist realism followed a period of avant-garde visual experimentation in the beginning of the 20's century which ended in 1932, with the demand that photos in the future should serve the socialist agenda. The best photographers traveled through the Union to document the socialist progress.The collection are divided into 26 main categories with explanatory snippets attached to the majority of the photos in the English, French or Arabic languages. The origin of the archive is a former USSR cultural center. The photos measures on average : over-sized photos 28.0 + 38.0 cm, some are large panoramas assembled with linen strips on verso. Middle sized photos : 18.0 + 28.0 cm. Small sized photos : 15.0 + 22.0 cm. Few photos with editor's annotations or markings on verso. The photos have, but for a few, maintained its original luster, showing no or little signs of handling, aging or surface abrasions. A few shows silvering mostly along the edges. The 25 categories are: Agricultural machinery and produce. Art and Artists. The automobile industries. Christianity in the USSR. Exhibition and conferences. Fine portraits. The food industries and shopping. Forestry. Hero of socialist labor. The heavy industries. Hydro-electric- and nuclear power p … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Vyronas Rare Books [Athens, Greece]
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