|tForeword /|rVigdis Moe Skarstein, Anton Likhomanov --|tPropaganda! An introduction /|rDaniela Büchten --|tEssays. "A picture for the proletariat": Russian posters 1920-1939 /|rYelena Barkhatova ;|tROSTA windows in Petrograd /|rDenis Solovev ;|tRead "The young guard"! In the service of communism: Aleksandr Rodchenko's constructivist language of advertising /|rVibece Salthe ;|tWe're looking to the Soviets! Propaganda and posters in the Norwegian labour movement between the wars /|rDaniela Büchten --|tPosters. Posters in 1920-1921 ;|tNEP: The New Economic Policy, 1921-1928 ;|tThe first five-year plan, 1928-1932 ;|tThe second five-year plan and the Stalin cult, 1932-1939 /|rDenis Solovev and Daniela Büchten --|tThe Norwegian labour movement: propaganda of the 1930s /|rDaniela Büchten.
|a"Hardly any art form had a higher profile in Russia during the years after the 1917 Revolution than the poster. Posters were vehicles of mass communication that set their mark on the country's streets and urban spaces. At the same time the poster genre became a key arena for the Russian avant-garde, which dreamed of an art that united form and function, the masses and the elite. The poster -- "produced by the millions for the masses and posted on the streets" -- brings art to the people, proclaimed Vyacheslav Polonsky. In Norway, artists, advertisers, and political activists were inspired by the Soviet propaganda. Propaganda! Russian and Norwegian Posters 1920-1939 brings together a broad selection of outstanding Russian poster art, from the constructivists' formal experiments to the socialist realism of the 1930s. It also includes some of the most important Norwegian posters inspired by Soviet posters. Richly detailed articles discuss the development of Russian and Norwegian political poster art during the interwar years, while brief introductions explain the historical background of every single poster. In this way, the reader is given a distinctive introduction to Russian history and culture in the decades following the revolution."--Page 4 of cover.