Edited by Peter MacGill and Gerhard Steidl.
Steidl Pace/MacGill, 2012. 104 pp., 39 color illustrations, 9½x13".
For many years respected gallerists Peter MacGill, Rudolf Kicken and Edwynn Houk have been collecting Aleksandr
Rodchenko’s photographs. This book is a curated selection of these images, mostly reproduced at their original sizes. The
hallmarks of Rodchenko’s inimitable Constructivist-influenced vision are here to see, regardless of whether he is photographing
people, architecture or machinery: bold diagonals, abstract shapes and moving objects cutting through space.
Aleksandr Rodchenko (1891–1956) was an influential Russian photographer, painter, sculptor and graphic designer.
He negotiated multiple styles and movements including Constructivism and Dadaism to arrive at a reduced style
which he exerted across diverse media. In addition to his work as a visual artist, Rodchenko was an influential museum
director and curator.