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Imagining the unimaginable : World War, modern art, & the politics of public culture in Russia, 1914-1917

Author: Aaron J Cohen
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008.
Series: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imagining the Unimaginable deftly reveals the experiences of artists and developments in mass culture and in the press against the backdrop of the broader trends in Russian politics, economics, and social life from the mid-nineteenth century to the revolution. After 1914, avant-garde artists began to imagine many things that had once seemed unimaginable. As Marc Chagall later remarked,?The war was another plastic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
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History
Art and the war
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cohen, Aaron J.
Imagining the unimaginable.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007047098
(OCoLC)181143567
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron J Cohen
ISBN: 9780803217355 0803217358
OCLC Number: 229048542
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages).
Contents: Wars against tradition: the culture of the art profession in Russia, 1863-1914 --
In the storm: reshaping the public and the art world, 1914-1915 --
Love in the time of cholera: Russian art and the real war, 1915-1916 --
Masters of the material world: World War I, the avant-garde, and the origins of non-objective art --
Revolver and the brush: the political mobilization of Russian artists through war and revolution, 1916-1917.
Series Title: Studies in war, society, and the military.
Responsibility: Aaron J. Cohen.
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As World War I shaped and moulded European culture to an unprecedented degree, it also had a profound influence on the politics and aesthetics of early-twentieth-century Russian culture, even more  Read more...

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