Moscow Design Museum
A fascinating glimpse into design behind the Iron Curtain, revealed through the products and graphics of everyday Soviet life
This captivating survey of Soviet design from mil novecientos cincuenta to mil novecientos ochenta y nueve features more than trescientos cincuenta items from the Moscow Design Museum's unique collection. From children's toys, homewares, and fashion to posters, electronics, and space-race ephemera, each object reveals something of life in a planned economy during a fascinating time in Russia's history. Organized into three chapters - Citizen, State, and World - the book is a micro-to-macro tour of the functional, kitsch, politicized, and often avant-garde designs from this largely undocumented period.