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Softback Revolution Russian Art 1917–1932 Exhibition Catalogue

Published to coincide with the centenary of the 1917 October revolution, Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 explores the extraordinary flowering of the arts during the first 15 years of the Soviet state up until Stalin's brutal suppression of the avant-garde in 1932. This product has been discontinued. See the Related Products below or email [email protected] and we can suggest something similar which you may also like.
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Dimensions 30 x 24.5cm
Fabric & material Paperback
No. of Pages 336
No. of Illustrations 350
SKU 02085316

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This volume accompanies the Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 Royal Academy exhibition from 11 February to 17 April 2017, a survey of the entire artistic landscape of post-Revolutionary Russia as it flourished in every way and the possibilities for the future seemed infinite.

With contributions from John Milner, Natalia Murray, Faina Balakhovskaya, John E. Bowlt, Masha Chlenova, Ian Christie, Christina Lodder, Nicoletta Misler, Nicholas Murray, Mike O'Mahony, Evgenia Petrova, Zelfira Tregulova and Lauren Warner. Chapters include Creating the Soviet Myth, Brave New World, Heroes of the Past Living in the Future, Fate of the Peasants, Eternal Russia and Stalin's Utopia.

Featuring renowned artists including Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Marc Chagall, El Lissitzky and Alexander Rodchenko alongside photography, film, propaganda posters, ration coupons and original Soviet porcelain, Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 displays the transition from a bright optimism to Lenin's final assessment that “Art for me is a just an appendage, and when its use as propaganda – which we need at the moment – is over, we’ll cut it out as useless: snip, snip!”

336 pages, contains over 350 colour illustrations, a detailed chronology and selected bibliography.

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