“Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary. Children´s books and graphic art”

“Adventures in the Soviet Imaginary. Children´s books and graphic art” Edited by Robert Bird. Catalogue of the exhibition held in Special Collections Research Center, Exhibition Gallery The University of Chicago Library_August 22, 2011- December 30, 2011.

Excellent website about the exhibition: http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/webexhibits/sovietchildrensbooks/

Amag! learns from these books, mainly with do-it-yourself books… “Compared to other children’s books, do-it-yourself books often encouraged young children to view themselves as responsible adults and engaged citizens.”

1/ Cover catalogue
2/ This book shows how to make models of various industrial buildings out of cardboard. This page gives instructions for making a cardboard grain elevator.
3/ This book consists of paper dolls and toys that children can cut out and assemble at home.
4, 5/ Vladimir Mayakovsky. Kem byt’? (Whom Shall I Be?). Illus. by Nisson Abramovich Shifrin. Moscow: OGIZ, Molodaia gvardiia, 1932. 4th ed.
6/ Vladimir Mayakovsky. Kem byt’? (Whom Shall I Be?). Illus. by A. Pakhomov. Moscow, Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo detskoi literatury, 1947.






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