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"The Guggenheim Reader Series: Russia"

Published in 2012
212 pages, fully illustrated

The Guggenheim Reader Series: Russia is the inaugural title in a new e-book series that brings together scholarly essays on prominent themes. The Guggenheim has a rich history of exploring Russian art and the avant-garde in particular; this anthology collects the most insightful and influential essays from exhibition catalogues such as The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915–1932 (1992) and Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections (2005), as well as focused monographic studies of Russian masters like Vasily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich.

 

Contents

"Russia! Introduction"
James Billington, from Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections (2005), pp. 1–14.

"The Icon in the History and the Life of the Russian People"
Gerold Vzdornov, from Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections (2005), pp. 18–30.

"The Majesty of the Tsars"
Irina Bobrovnitskaya, from Russia! The Majesty of the Tsars: Treasures from the Kremlin Museum (2005), pp. 12–25.

"From Realism to Symbolism, 1860–1900"
Robert Rosenblum, from Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections (2005), pp. 165–71.

"The Politics of the Avant-Garde"
Paul Wood, from The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915–1932 (1992), pp. 1–24.

"Women of Genius"
John Bowlt, from Amazons of the Avant-Garde (1999), pp. 20–38.

"Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism"
Matthew Drutt, from Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism (2003), pp. 16–31.

"Kandinsky in Russia, 1915–1921"
Clark V. Poling, from Kandinsky: Russian and Bauhaus Years (1983), pp. 13–35.

"The Critical Reception of the 0.10 Exhibition: Malevich and Benua"
Jane A. Sharp, from The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915–1932 (1992), pp. 38–52.

"Russian Constructivist Art"
Mimi Poser, Linda Konheim, and Charlotte Weidler, from Round and About the Guggenheim, WNYC (1973).

"New Insights into Soviet Constructivism: Painting, Constructions, Production Art"
Margit Rowell, from Art of the Avant-Garde in Russia: Selections from the George Costakis Collection (1981), pp. 15–32.

"The Art of the Soviet Book, 1922–32"
Susan Compton, from The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915–1932 (1992), pp. 609–21.

"Terms of Transition: The First Discussional Exhibition and the Society of Easel Painters"
Charlotte Douglas, from The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915–1932 (1992), pp. 450–65.

"Educating the Masses: Socialist Realist Art"
Boris Groys, from Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections (2005), pp. 318–23.

"Official Exchanges/Unofficial Representations: The Politics of Contemporary Art in the Soviet Union"
Valerie Hillings, from Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections (2005), pp. 350–63.

"Between Past and Future"
Alexander Borovsky, from Russia! Nine Hundred Years of Masterpieces and Master Collections (2005), pp. 375–82.

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