In Soviet Russia, during the first half of the 1920s nearly one hundred state publishing houses, as well as many private ones, published children's literature richly (sometimes lavishly) illustrated by the best (yet sometimes the worst) artists of the era. They epitomized the real revolution in the art of the picture book and, at the same time, the revolution in the message that had been conveyed in these books. In other words, the children's books of the early Soviet era embodied the twofold revolution: in aesthetics and in spirit. The present lecture will introduce Professor Steiner's study of this revolutionary phenomenon: how early Soviet artists and book designers used innovative artistic concepts in the production of books intended for children.
EVGENY STEINER氏（Professor of the National Research University 'Higher School of Economics', Moscow）
Professor Steiner is an art historian and an historian of culture with teaching and curatorial experience since the early 1990s and expertise in Russian, European, and Japanese Arts. He published numerous articles and several books in Russian, English and German.
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