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Inhaltsangabe: After the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, the new government took control of the art establishment in Russia, nationalizing all art collections and laying down the principles that were to govern the creation of works of art. During the next decades Socialist Realism became the mainstream movement, encompassing the work of nearly all Soviet artists: they were required to produce art comprehensible to the masses that would inspire admiration for the dignity of the working man and his task of building communism.This book -- the first comprehensive survey of Socialist Realist painting -- traces this style from its artistic and intellectual origins in nineteenth-century Russia through its flowering in the middle of the twentieth century to its decline at the end of the Soviet period. Matthew Cullerne Bown analyzes the formal and stylistic development of the art and discusses the theory underpinning it. He describes the creative work of such key figures as Aleksandr Deineka, Arkadi Plastov, and Geli Korzhev, as well as the work of hundreds of other lesser-known painters throughout the century. He considers the work of artists in Moscow and St. Petersburg and also of those painters active in the Russian provinces and in the Soviet republics other than Russia. In its geographical and chronological sweep, its lavish illustrations, and its wealth of primary source material, the book is an indispensable study of a major art movement of the twentieth century.
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Soviet socialist art is one casualty of the U.S.S.R.'s collapse that might have remained unremarked without this book. While monolithic Stalinist portraits are missed by no one, Bown examines the many manifestations of socialist realism, from its 18th-century forebears, through its intellectually charged, if politically constrained, developments through Gorbachev's time. Varying rules of form and content were enforced to fortify socialist ideology and optimism, with even the unsentimental Stalin manipulating the persuasive, moralizing powers of art. Bown's theme of the political obsession with art is indeed fascinating. Abstraction, Fauvism, C?zanne, Picasso and Matisse were all censored by the ideology police until Khrushchev's thaw, an immeasurable privation for artists and public alike. Despite censorship, and the dependency of artists' livelihoods on state endorsement, many revelatory works, showing both exciting innovation and real stylistic flair, emerged within these predominantly figurative genres. The 530 plates (346 in stunning color) of this carefully considered selection include many unfamiliar works from both museums and private collections, making it a commendable and collectable oversized edition. The sole detracting feature is the author's transliterations from the Russian: for example, his insistence on using "Shagal" seems a bit supercilious, when the artist preferred to sign himself as "Chagall." His versions are no more faithful to Russian pronunciation, and are disconcerting to readers accustomed to the "norm."
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Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998. Cloth. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. A nice, clean copy. Light creasing to edges of jacket. ; 11.74 X 10.16 X 1.73 inches; 506 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 265490
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0300068441-2-4
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Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st. Cloth, xviii, 506 pp., illus. (some col.), bib. notes, index; 30 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket, with light edgewear, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Profusely illustrated. CONTENTS: Preface: Western Approaches; Introduction: Russian Painting and Revolutionary Aesthetics before the October 1917 Revolution; Pt. I. The Tower of Babel: Conflicting Forces in the Soviet Art World, 1917-1932; Pt. II. 'Realistic in Form and Socialist in Content': The First Years of Socialist Realism, 1932-1941; Pt. III. '. with oil Lamps, starving, in horrifying cold': Art in the Teeth of War, 1941-1945; Pt. IV. Conflictlessness: The Academy Triumphant, 1945-1953; Pt. V. The Thaw: Painting during the Khrushchev Years, 1953-1964; Pt. VI. '. the sear, the yellow leaf': The Decline of Socialist Realism, 1964-1991. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Collectible. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 055290
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998. Hardcover, 506 pp. Massive, profusely illustrated study of official Soviet Union art, beginning with the Bolshevik revolution in 1917. The indispensible work on this subject. Book and dust jacket are both fine. The plain white publisher’s slipcover that also comes with this copy has a phone number scribbled on the side. **Heavy or oversize Item. An extra shipping charge will apply.**. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1479060393462
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020300068441
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket in cardstock slipcase, as issued., slipcase has some creasing, but is intact, no other flaws or wear. clean, no markings, sturdy, sound binding .; large, heavy book.; english text., xviii-506pp., 544 illustrations, including many color plates. detailed, comprehensive history of soviet socialist realist painting. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18175
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Buchbeschreibung Yale Univ Press, New Haven CT, 1998. Cloth Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. NO FINER COPY EXISTS. // NEW BOOK and DJ, both in GIFT-quality MINT condition, and with new Mylar protection. // Red clothbound hardcover, 506 pages, elegantly illustrated throughout. // You want this book. Now. Size: Quarto. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007653