400 let russkoi pechatnoi knigi (400 Years of the Russian Printed Book) Artist: Ēduard Artsrunian (Armenian, 1929–2010)
Printer: Kalinskii poligrafkombinat Glavpoligrafproma (Kalinin, active 20th century)
Publisher: Izdatel'stvo "Izobrazitel'noe iskusstvo"


Color offset lithograph


sheet: 34 1/4 × 22 13/16 in. (87 × 58 cm)

Credit Line

The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Russian Poster Collection, curated with Kevin Begos

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20th century


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Allan Chasanoff Collection, New York, to 2018; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
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didactic art, lithographs, political art, posters, propaganda


The book is possibly the most complex and greatest miracle of all the miracles created by humanity on its path to happiness and the power of the future. M. Gorky \r\nstatue: First Printer Ivan Fedorov\r\nbook cover: Program of the CPSU\r\nLL: artist: E. Artsrunyan \r\nLC: State Publisher of Visual Arts (IZOGIZ), Moscow, 1963\r\nLR: RSFSR, Economic Council of the Moscow Economic Region\r\n[printing press]

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