By Birgitte Beck Pristed

This publication takes up the evident challenge of visible illustration of fiction in modern Russian booklet layout. by means of studying a extensive number of e-book covers, the learn deals a fully distinct fabric that illustrates a noticeably altering suggestion of literature within the transformation of Soviet print tradition to a post-Soviet booklet industry. It grants a profound and significant exploration of Russian visible imaginary of vintage, renowned, and modern prose. between all of the carelessly bungled covers of mass-published post-Soviet sequence the examine identifies gem stones from experimental designers. by means of taking a comparative method of the conflict of 2 previously separate ebook cultures, the Western and the Soviet, that effects either in a mix of intellectual and lowbrow types and in ideological re-interpretations of the literary works, this publication contributes to establishing an East-West discussion among the fields of Russian reports, modern e-book and media background, paintings, layout, and visible studies.

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