Utopian Reality: Reconstructing Culture in Revolutionary Russia and Beyond

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Christina Lodder, Maria Kokkori, Maria Mileeva
BRILL, Oct 24, 2013 - Art - 296 pages
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This collection of essays deals broadly with the visual and cultural manifestation of utopian aspirations in Russia of the 1920s and 1930s, while examining the before- and after-life of such ideas both geographically and chronologically.
 

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Contents

The Impulse of History
1
Mikhail Larionovs Provincial Dandy 1907
9
The Metamorphosis of Androgynous Imagery in Rusian Art of the Pre and PostRevolutionary Period
25
From the Dream of Free Flight to the Nightmare of Free Fall
43
Utopia Thwarted
57
Militarism in Childrens Periodicals of the Early Soviet Union
79
The Cases of Petr Krasnov and Georgii Peskov
99
Pavel Filonov and Nikolai GlebovPutilovskii
113
The Old and the New
153
The Modernist Architectural Utopia under Stalin
169
Chapter Eleven Socialist Realism and Stasis
193
The Closure of the State Museum of New Western Art in 1948
203
Chapter Thirteen The Art of Cybernetic Communism
219
Chapter Fourteen Geometry after Utopia
239
Index
255
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Chapter Eight Exhibiting Malevich under Stalin
133

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