Contrast is lost in the reprodution process so one misses the bird's wing -- I guess you could mistake it for a croissant!
steissd is right about innovative artists not wanting to stay in Russia where "state art" was only permissable. Times are achanging, however, as there was just an exhibition of Paul Jenkins huge lyrical abstract images in Russia.
Aleksandrov is now living in New York (I think still, but I'm researching it) and a piece was purchased by the National Museum in Russia. He also lived in the Los Angeles area. I don't believe the book is still in circulation but I have a copy of it. The company I am doing consulting for right now owns all of the print editions and at price points I can certainly live with.