Guest Post: Adventures in Feministory: Stepanova and Popova

Posted on Nov 18th, 2008 by Command Save

Guest Post by Adjunct Professor Briar Levit. This was first published on the Bitch Magazine blog where she works as Art Director. 

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Stepanova and Popova, Stepanova Textile

As a graphic designer, my interests in innovative women of history are often strongest for those involved in visual arts. And as a former student of Russian and a devoted Russophile, my obsession with designers of post-revolutionary Russia is off the charts. Enter Varvara Stepanova and Liubov Popova. These two artist/designers were part of the original crew of Constructivists working within Lenin's ambitious "Plan of Monumental Propaganda" (1918). Although it sounds kind of scary

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