Yakov Chernikhov. Architectural Fantasies in Russian Constructivism
The fantastical oeuvre of one of the most important artists of Russian constructivism. This volume presents previously unpublished graphic works and personal documents of the famous Russian constructivist Yakov Georgievich Chernikhov (18891951) from the archive of his son, Dmitry Yakovlevich Chernikhov, and from the archive of Sergei Tchoban. The typeface tables, drawings and sketches, as well as over one hundred ornaments shown here reveal Yakov Georgievich Chernikhov as an ingenious graphic artist and architect, as a passionate and highly committed teacher and, above all, as an ardent advocate of imagination as the creative force behind every creative process: a visionary universal artist in the tradition of Italian Giovanni Piranesi and a forerunner of famous architects such as Bernard Tschumi or Zaha Hadid. With an introductory essay by the respected architectural historian, Dmitry Sergeyevich Khmelnitsky.