News from a Radiant Future: Soviet Porcelain from the Collection of Craig H. and Kay A. Tuber

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University of Illinois Press, 1992 - Antiques & Collectibles - 92 pages
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In a 1925 article on the post-Revolutionary production of the State Porcelain Factory in Leningrad, the ceramic artist Elena Danko described the factory's wares as "news from a radiant future." This volume is a catalogue of the Art Institute of Chicago's 1992 exhibit of Soviet porcelain from the collection of Craig and Kay Tuber. The essays included in News from a Radiant Future discuss the relationship between Bolshevik propaganda and the state porcelain factory, as well as the larger tradition of Russian imperial ceramics. They also consider porcelain's connection to the Russian folk heritage and specifically to the October Revolution.
  

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Contents

Editorial Note
6
Soviet Propaganda Porcelain and the Tradition
14
Soviet Propaganda Porcelain and the Russian Folk Heritage
50
Catalogue Entries
66
Biographies of State Porcelain Factory Designers
84
Craig H Tuber
90
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