[SOCIAL DISTANCE ART COURSES] Goskursy zaochnogo obucheniia technike rospisi [i.e. State Courses of Painting Distance Learning]. O. Bogriasheva-Trofimova.
[SOCIAL DISTANCE ART COURSES] Goskursy zaochnogo obucheniia technike rospisi [i.e. State Courses of Painting Distance Learning]
[SOCIAL DISTANCE ART COURSES] Goskursy zaochnogo obucheniia technike rospisi [i.e. State Courses of Painting Distance Learning]
[SOCIAL DISTANCE ART COURSES] Goskursy zaochnogo obucheniia technike rospisi [i.e. State Courses of Painting Distance Learning]
[SOCIAL DISTANCE ART COURSES] Goskursy zaochnogo obucheniia technike rospisi [i.e. State Courses of Painting Distance Learning]

[SOCIAL DISTANCE ART COURSES] Goskursy zaochnogo obucheniia technike rospisi [i.e. State Courses of Painting Distance Learning]

Moscow: Iz-vo Goskursy techniki rospisi SONO, 1930-1933. Item #1091

Classes #1, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 for 1930, #4 for 1932, #3, 6, 8 for 1931 and #5 n.d. Overall 11 issues. 25,5x18,5 cm. In original wrappers, some of them with logo.
#1 Very good. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#3 Good. Pale water stains, small tear of the spine. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#4 Good. Tears of edges with small fragments lost, tear of p. 13 (full-page illustration). Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#5 Good. No covers, some tears of edges. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#6 Good. No back cover, pale water stains throughout the copy, minor tears of the front cover. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#7 Very good. Small fragments of the covers lost. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#8 Very good. Small fragments of the covers lost. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#9 Very good. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#10 Very good. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#11 Very good. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.
#12 Very good. Small fragment of the back cover lost. Traces of sending the brochures through post service on the back covers, publisher’s stamps on covers.

Print runs vary from 3000 to 5000 copies. Rare.
They may be considered an almost complete year set, so far as classes were re-printed year by year. For example, issues #3 for different years contain the same tasks but model illustrations were printed in an alternative way.
The Soviet system of distance learning was initiated in 1919 as a state campaign of self-education for workers and peasants. For this purpose, issuing books was organized in series ‘School at Home’, ‘People’s University at Home’, ‘Prepare Yourself for Higher Education Institution’, ‘Study by Yourself’, etc. Then various courses were opened, but they were a kind of advanced training. In 1929, technical colleges started their distance learning programs, but Soviet universities started to offer distance education only in 1938. After the WWII was over, such courses comprised a school program as well. More innovative mediums appeared when the television and audio cassettes became widely spread across the country and further, up to today’s technologies.
These textbooks for Soviet distance education were provided for artists and designers by Sokolniki Mass Culture Department (Moscow). In the early 1930s, they held distance courses of painting on fabric, clay and glass, using various types of paints and pyrography on leather. Such a course lasted one year: students received the books with some instruments required, then sent their works back to submit.
The issues contain rules on how to sign regular works, as well as two final ones. Good homeworks were published in following textbooks - captions under drawings occasionally indicated students’ name and number.
Every issue includes illustrations in the text and on separate leaves, some of them are folded. The textbooks gave instructions on techniques and instruments, published relevant patterns and compositions. Among them are ornaments of hammer and sickle, light bulbs, geometric compositions, images of Lenin and pioneers, floral patterns and even a photomontage dedicated to the international friendship of communist children (#9).
The last issue comprises a questionnaire about course efficiency.

Worldcat doesn’t track any issues.

Price: $4,500.00

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