A slap in the face!: futurists in Russia

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Philip Wilson Publishers, 2007 - Art - 110 pages
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This is the first book to focus on the complex and fascinating relationship between Russian and Italian Futurism. A long overdue examinationof the subject, itexplores the energetic, creative and occasionally violent encounters of East and West in the arena of avant-garde art. Aesthetic and cultural similarities and differences between the two movements in the fields of art, literature and music are discussed, and the book, the title of which is derived from the Russian Futurists' manifesto A Slap in the Face of the Public Taste (1912), is extensively illustrated with paintings, prints and books drawn from international collections.

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About the author (2007)

John Milner is Professor Emeritus in Art History at the University of Newcastle and is currently teaching courses on Russian art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.  Professor Milner has published many books on Russian art, including Vladimir Tatlin and the Russian Avant-garde (1983), Kazimir Malevich and the Art of Geometry (1996) and A Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Artists, 1420-1970 (1999).

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