Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary
Soviet Children's Books and Graphic Art
Distributed for the University of Chicago Library
With a Preface by Alice Schreyer and Contributions by Robert Bird, Radoslav Borislavov, Kathryn Duda, Leah Goldman, Matthew Jesse Jackson, Michelle Maydanchik, Daniel Phillips, Katherine Reischl, Flora Roberts, Claire Roosien, and Andrey Shlyakhter
Two of the most striking manifestations of Soviet image culture were the children’s book and the poster. Both of these forms testify to the alliance between experimental aesthetics and radical socialist ideology that held tenuously from the 1917 revolutions to the mid-1930s—and did so much to shape a distinctly Soviet civilization. The children’s books and posters in Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary plot the development of this new image culture alongside the formation of new social and cultural identities.