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Tekstura Russian Essays on Visual Culture

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ISBN-10: 0226951243

ISBN-13: 9780226951249

Edition: 1993

Authors: Alla Efimova, Lev Manovich, Stephen Bann, Lev Manovich, Stephen Bann

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Fascinated by the myth of the Russian avant-garde and scornful of official art, the West has been selective in its engagement with Russian visual culture. Yet how do contemporary Russian scholars and critics themselves approach the history of visual culture in the former Soviet Union? Taking its title from a Russian word that can refer to the 'texture" of life, painting, or writing, this anthology assembles thirteen key essays in art history and cultural theory by Russian-language writers. The essays erase boundaries between high and low, official and dissident, avant-garde and socialist realism, art and everyday life. Everything visual is deemed worthy of analysis, whether painting or…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

?Stephen Bann is Emeritus Professor of Art History and a senior research fellow at the University of Bristol.

Foreword, Stephen Bann Object, Space, Culture
The Study of Ideologies and Philosophy of Language
The Spacial Form of a Character
Painting and the Language of Theater: Notes on the Problem of Iconic Rhetoric
Public and Artist in Russia at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Stalinism as Aesthetic Phenomenon
Transparency Painting: From Myth to Theater
Things and Words: Toward a Lyrical Museum
The Ropes of Ilya Kabakov: An Experiment in Interpretation of a Conceptual Installation
Mass Celebrations in a Totalitarian System
Paper Architecture in the Age of the French Revolution