This book is the first exhaustive work on Varvara Stepanova, one of the most significant visual artists in Russian history. It includes excerpts from Stepanova's diary and a wealth of newly discovered visual material to reveal an artist startling in her accomplishment. Lavrentiev recreates Stepanova's life and work against the complex background of the post-revolutionary period, covering every aspect of her oeuvre- graphic design, typography, textile, painting, poetry, set design, drawing, and collage. Alexander Lavrentiev is a graduate of the Moscow Institute of Industrial and Applied Arts. He has published several books and articles on Soviet artists of the constructivist period. John E. Bowlt, who edited the text and wrote a critical introduction to the book, is Director of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture at the University of Texas at Austin.Lavrentiev, Alexandr is the author of 'Varvara Stepanova: The Complete Work', published 1991 under ISBN 9780262620826 and ISBN 0262620820.