1939 World’s Fair – Life In The Soviet Union

NEW! Visit www.antikbarbooks.co.uk/category/new to browse our latest additions including a collection of books on Soviet life published in English for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York (held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park from 30 April 1939 to 27 October 1940). These pocket-size editions were part of the English-language series published by the Foreign Languages Publishing House in Moscow. Click on the image links for more information on the following ten features and click here to view more:

Moscow Metro  Sport
The Moscow Subway (1939) by Y. Abakumov with photographs of Moscow Metro stations arranged by B. Schwartz.
Sport in the U.S.S.R. (1939) by A. Starostin, captain of the Spartacus soccer team, with photographs of stadiums, sport championships, and physical culture schools in different parts of the country.
Children and Art  Arctic
Children and Art in the U.S.S.R. (1939) by S. Marshak with artwork by children aged 7, 13, and 15 arranged by D. Bashanov. 
The Conquest of the Arctic (1939) by academician Otto Schmidt, Hero of the Soviet Union, with photographs from excursions, expeditions, and scientific stations in the Arctic, arranged by D. Schwarz.
Countryside  Planning Science
The Countryside Past and Present (1939) by V. Molyakov with photographs from collective farms throughout the country.
Planning Science (1939) by academician A. Bach with photographs of research institutes, collective farms, and academies throughout the country. 
Waterways  Soviet Theatre
Waterways and Water Transport in the U.S.S.R. (1939) by A. Blidman with photos from ports around the country. 
The Soviet Theater (1939) by a popular actor, I. Moskvin, with photos of performances and cover designed by G. Echeistow depicting a scene from Pogodin’s play The Man with the Gun. 
Soviet Workers  Museums
How Soviet Workers Spend Their Leisure (1939) by I. Korobov with photographs from all over the country. 
Museums of the U.S.S.R. (1939) by O. Leonova with photos from different museums around the country including the Hermitage, the Tretyakov State Gallery, the Russian Museum, the Tchaikovsky Museum, and others.

AntikBar Books focuses on book design and related ephemera from the 1920s and 1930s covering the major art movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, Art Deco and Modernism, many featuring photographs and artwork by notable artists of the period. Items include antique and vintage theatre brochures, travel books, reference magazines and other publications. 

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About AntikBar.co.uk

AntikBar is the London based gallery specialising in original vintage posters from around the world covering a variety of subjects: advertising, travel, cinema, sport, war, propaganda. In-store and online with worldwide delivery. Vintage poster auctions & exhibitions and events. Collection advice, on demand searches and poster restoration services. Visit www.AntikbarBooks.co.uk for vintage books and graphic design primarily from the 1920s-1930s. Member of the International Vintage Poster Dealers Association (IVPDA) and the Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA). Website: www.AntikBar.co.uk - follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/antikbar.co.uk (and @antikbarbooks.co.uk) Pinterest at pinterest.com/antikbar Instagram at instagram.com/antikbar.co.uk and Twitter at @AntikBar for more news and events updates, images and features.

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