Sergei Eisenstein: Works on Paper

Sergei Eisenstein: Works on Paper

Kino Klassika supports the eagerly awaited publication of Eisenstein Works on Paper, the first comprehensive study of the extensive yet rarely seen graphic works of Sergei Eisenstein. This monograph of over 400 drawings traces Eisenstein’s development as draftsman from early childhood sketches, to later designs for theatre and film sets to the abstract and experimental works of his late career. The publication of Eisenstein Works on Paper is the culmination of a three year Eisenstein project, working with RGALI, the Russian State Archive of Literature and Arts and Thames & Hudson publishers. 

About ‘Eisenstein Works on Paper’

The 300 page coffee table book is written by Naum Kleiman, the world’s leading Sergei Eisenstein scholar, and former director of the Eisenstein House Museum in Moscow.  It is published in collaboration with leading art publishers Thames & Hudson and boasts a foreword by Martin Scorsese and an essay by Ian Christie.

The publication will include a collection of never before seen drawings from Sergei Eisenstein’s graphic archive, including detailed childhood doodles and comic strips, elaborate set and costume designs for theatre productions from the 1920s and then a full range of mature works for both personal expression from Eisenstein’s time in Mexico onward as well as working drawings, storyboards and design plans from his films including Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible.  

This eagerly awaited monograph will be on sale in bookshops and through our website from October 2017. Publication is planned in a range of languages including German, English and Russian. 

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