In this study of the art of Stalinist Russia, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, the author describes the way the avant-garde and modernistic movements of the early 20th century which sought to create new artistic forms of mass appeal, were quickly expropriated by dictatorial regimes. In the Soviet Union, and later in Maoist China, theories of mass artistic appeal were used to export the Revolution. In Nazi Germany and Italy they reflected the putative grandeur of the epoch. All too often art became a means of oppression and the servant of the cult of personality. The author was born in Russia but left for the West in 1972. He has written a book on Hieronymus Bosch and co-written a study of Picasso.
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Igor Golomstock was a member of the Union of Soviet Artists, and worked at the Pushkin Museum. He is a specialist on twentieth-century and Renaissance art, and is the author of numerous books, including Picasso. He has taught at the Universities of St. Andrews, Essex and Oxford. Robert Chandler is the translator of Vasilii Grossman's novel, Life and Fate, and the new, definitive edition of Andrei Platonov's The Foundation Pit.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian
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Book Description The Harvill Press, 1990. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 036993
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A better than very good hardback copy in a better than very good dustjacket: firm, clean, square and tight with no underlining or splits. Bookseller Inventory # 072976
Book Description Collins Harvill, London, 1990. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Translated from the Russian by Robert Chandler. xxxii, 416pp, 19 colour plates, b/w ills throughout, bibliography, index. Remainder line in black marker by the spine foot. Cloth boards, gilt spine titles, in dust-jacket which has a nick at its upper front corner. The aim of the book was to show how, 'with the appearance of the totalitarian political systems of the 20th century, there came into being a particular cultural phenomenon with its own specific ideology, aesthetics, organization and style'. Size: 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 025956
Book Description The Harvill Press, London, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. pp. xv  416.heavy book additional postage will apply Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 166798
Book Description collins Harvill, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Book and wrapper in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13200096628
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-267-06-0078000
Book Description Collins Harvill, London, 1990. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Thus (English). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library copy. xv, + 416pp. Unpaginated colour plate section, plus b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean. Bright gilt title over firm, but slightly bumped and cocked spine. Plain black boards nominally bumped on foot. Typical ex-library identifiers and tape ghosts, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly bumped and edgeworn only. A pioneering work that achieves "nothing less than a thorough and serious comparative study of the official art of Stalin's Russia, Hitler's Germany, and Mussolini's Italy . . . " Shows how totalitarian art has its roots in the avant garde and modernist movements of the early twentieth century . . . Translated from the Russian by Robert Chandler, contents include: Prelims., Intro., Colour plates, Part 1/ The Process. Part 2/ The Product. Album of Totalitarian Art, Sources, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.36 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 007680
Book Description The Harvill Press, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-267-06-0078000