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Author Goodman, Susan Tumarkin, author, curator.

Title The power of pictures : early Soviet photography, early Soviet film / Susan Tumarkin Goodman, Jens Hoffmann ; with an essay by Alexander Lavrentiev.

Published New York, NY The Jewish Museum New Haven, CT Yale University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  770.947 Goo    AVAILABLE
Physical description 238 pages ; 29 cm
Notes Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Jewish Museum (New York, September 25, 2015-February 2, 2016), Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, March 11-July 4, 2016), Joods Historisch Museum (Amsterdam, July 24-November 27, 2016).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Avant-garde and after: photography in the early Soviet Union / Susan Tumarkin Goodman -- Film is conflict / Jens Hoffmann -- Soviet photography of the 1920s and 1930s in its cultural context: the photo landscape of the period / Alexander Lavrentiev.
Summary Following the 1917 Russian Revolution, photography, film, and posters played an essential role in the campaign to disseminate modernity and Communist ideology. From early experimental works by Alexander Rodchenko and El Lissitzky to the modernist photojournalism of Arkady Shaikhet and Max Penson, Soviet photographers were not only in the vanguard of style and technological innovation but also radical in their integration of art and politics. Filmmakers such as Dziga Vertov, Sergei Eisenstein, and Esfir Shub pioneered cinematic techniques for works intended to mobilize viewers. Covering the period from the Revolution to the beginning of World War II, this book considers Soviet avant-garde photography and film in the context of political history and culture. Three essays trace this generation of artists, their experiments with new media, and their pursuit of a new political order. A wealth of stunning photographs, film stills, and film posters, as well as magazine and book designs, demonstrate that their output encompassed a spectacular range of style, content, and perspective, and an extraordinary sense of the power of the photograph to change the world.
Other author Goodman, Susan Tumarkin. Avant-garde and after.
Hoffmann, Jens, 1974- Film is conflict.
Lavrentʹev, A. N. (Aleksandr Nikolaevich). Soviet photography of the 1920s and 1930s in its cultural context.
Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.), host institution.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, Tenn.), host institution.
Joods Historisch Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands), host institution.
Subject Photography -- Political aspects -- Soviet Union -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- Soviet Union -- Exhibitions.
Motion pictures -- Soviet Union -- Exhibitions.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Variant Title Early Soviet photography, early Soviet film.
Standard Number (YBP)12332547
ISBN 9780300207682