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Drawing the Curtain: The Cold War in Cartoons (Paperback)

Tim Benson

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ISBN 10: 190625706X / ISBN 13: 9781906257064
Published by FONTANKA, United Kingdom, 2012
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Drawing the Curtain is the compelling story of Soviet and western relations during the Cold War, as told through cartoons and propaganda art. Seventy-five beautifully drawn Soviet cartoons reveal the extraordinary obsessions and ferocious propaganda campaigns of the period. Most of them have never been seen before in the West. The Soviet works are juxtaposed throughout with western cartoons on similar themes. Together they not only reveal one of the Cold War s most unlikely battlegrounds, but also highlight the remarkable similarities between each side s depiction of the other. With a foreword by Sergei Khrushchev, son of the Soviet leader at the heart of some of the Cold War s tensest exchanges, Drawing the Curtain contains essays by Timothy S. Benson, a leading authority on cartoons, and Polly Jones, Fellow in Russian at University College, Oxford. Igor Smirnov, one of the great Russian cartoonists of the 1970s and 80s, provides a glimpse of life as a cartoonist under the Soviet regime. Superbly designed as a book within a book, Drawing the Curtain is part cultural history, part art book. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, it offers a very different take on East-West relations in the second half of the twentieth century. Bookseller Inventory # AA29781906257064

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Title: Drawing the Curtain: The Cold War in ...

Publisher: FONTANKA, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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The Soviet cartoons, many of them unpublished, are taken from a unique private collection, and are juxtaposed with Western cartoons drawn from various sources. They reveal the extraordinary obsessions and propaganda campaigns that influenced the work of the Soviet cartoonists in particular, but also the remarkable similarities that can be seen in each side's depiction of the other. Superbly designed in the form of a book within a book, Drawing the Curtain is part cultural history, part art monograph. Contributions by Tim Benson, a leading authority on the history of cartoons, and Polly Jones, a cultural historian specializing in representations of Stalin, provide the context to the period, while extended image captions elucidate the individual works. This is a book that offers a very different take on the history of international relations in the second half of the twentieth century: through national humour and propaganga.

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Dr Tim Benson is the founder of the Political Cartoon Gallery in central London, and author of numerous books and articles on cartoons, including The Cartoon Century: Modern Britain Through the Eyes of its Cartoonists (2007) and Strube: the World's Most Popular Cartoonist (2004).

Dr Polly Jones is lecturer of Russian at London UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies, and has written extensively on the Cold-War period, including The Dilemmas of De-Stalinization: A Social and Cultural History of Reform in the Khrushchev Era (2005). She is currently writing a book on the Soviet Union after Stalin, entitled Burying Stalin: The Soviet Union between Past and Future, 1953-9

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