Friday, May 15, 2015
Over The Edge of the 20th Century (1962)
A Russian book about life in the future and technology. Probably not for children but I enjoy these futuristic images so much.
Over the edge of the 20th century. Leningrad. 17.6 x 22.1 cm (6.9" x 8.7") 222 pages. 1962
Many of these illustrations seem familiar but I appreciate the "archetypal" nature of the soviet visions of the future. Shapes of rockets, use of helicopters, streamlined cars, etc.
I also like the buildings and other future technology. As near as I can tell the one below compares how computers used to take up buildings and now take up only a single room.
LOOK AT THAT CORN!!!
To finish out here are some nice space illustrations about the Soviet current successful missions and future plans for space.