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SA : Sovremennaia arkhitektura (CA: Contemporary Architecture)

A work made of periodicals.

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  • A work made of periodicals.

Date:

1926/30

Artist:

Varvara Stepanova
Russian, 1894–1958

About this artwork

Edited by leading architects of the Russian avant-garde, including Aleksandr Vesnin and Moisei Ginzburg, CA was the most important contemporary architectural journal in Russia in the 1920s. Far from a nationalist enterprise, it promoted an international perspective on building, publishing theory and designs by Soviet and western European architects. Constructivist artists Aleksei Gan and Varvara Stepanova designed the covers, like this one, with bold and colorful graphics that reflect the journal’s revolutionary mission.

Status

On View, Gallery 285

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Varvara Fedorovna Stepanova

Title

SA : Sovremennaia arkhitektura (CA: Contemporary Architecture)

Place

Russia (Object made in)

Date

1926–1930

Medium

Periodicals

Inscriptions

#281. Edited by Aleksandr A. Vesnin, Moisei Ginzburg, and others. Two-color wrappers designed by V. Stepanova, Solomon Benektovich Telingater, Aleksei Gan and others. Organ of the Union of Contemporary Architects (OSA).

Dimensions

30.4 × 23 × .3 cm (12 × 9.1 × .1 in.)

Credit Line

Roy J. Friedman Memorial Fund

Reference Number

2009.503.1-27

Extended information about this artwork

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