[TWO PROSPECTUSES OF LENINGRAD VKHUTEIN]
[TWO PROSPECTUSES OF LENINGRAD VKHUTEIN]
[TWO PROSPECTUSES OF LENINGRAD VKHUTEIN]
[TWO PROSPECTUSES OF LENINGRAD VKHUTEIN]
[TWO PROSPECTUSES OF LENINGRAD VKHUTEIN]
[TWO PROSPECTUSES OF LENINGRAD VKHUTEIN]
[TWO PROSPECTUSES OF LENINGRAD VKHUTEIN]

[TWO PROSPECTUSES OF LENINGRAD VKHUTEIN]

Item #799

1. Otdel proektirovaniia Proizvodstvennogo biuro Akademii hudozhestv [i.e. Department of Projects in Production Bureau of Academy of Arts]. Issue 3. Leningrad: Tipografiia Akademii khudozhestv, [1926]. 28, [4] pp.: ill. 15,5x11 cm. In original illustrated wrappers in constructivist style. In very good condition.
2. Arhitekturno-stroitel’nyj otdel Proizvodstvennogo bjuro pri Akademii Hudozhestv [i.e. Department of Architecture in Production Bureau of Academy of Arts]. Leningrad: Tipografiia Akademii khudozhestv, [1926]. 10, [10] pp.: ill. 17,5x11,5 cm. In original wrappers in constructivist style. In very good condition, pale water stains on the back cover.
Both print runs were 1000 copies. Design of editions was produced by Iakov Rubanchik (1899-1948), the Soviet architect and artist who studied in Vkhutein at that time. The label of Projecting Department on the front cover produced by A. Litvinenko.
Reforms of the Academy of Arts presented the new formation, Leningrad Art Studios which later became the Leningrad Vkhutein. Like the Moscow organization, this institute attracted the influential figures to supervise the student projects and generated art experiments. Founded in 1924, the Production Bureau of Academy of Arts consisted of departments where students designed and brought to life their architecture, sculpture, painting and graphics projects. The bureau was tightly connected with studios and distributed their production as well.
The Projecting and Architectural Departments of Bureau built the new constructions: civil, industrial, agricultural, public, cultural buildings; restored them; designed interior and shop windows. Their major projects included reinforced concrete construction at the State Roller Mill and creation of a train depot for the Red Triangle factory, leader of the rubber production. For the first time, such an institute organized scientific and artistic expertise.
One of the brochures includes the 1925 students’ projects of the Central worker’s club on Vasilyevsky Island. The second one includes the mounted coloured labels for products of Leningrad cosmetic company ‘Zhirtrust’. A curious point is Rubanchik’s advertising poster of Production Bureau printed inside the folding flap of the back cover in the brochure of Projecting Department.
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