The Aesthetics Of Anarchy: Art And Ideology In The Early Russian Avant-Garde
The Aesthetics Of Anarchy: Art And Ideology In The Early Russian Avant-Garde
The Aesthetics Of Anarchy: Art And Ideology In The Early Russian Avant-Garde

The Aesthetics Of Anarchy: Art And Ideology In The Early Russian Avant-Garde

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In this groundbreaking study, Nina Gurianova identifies the early Russian avant-garde (1910-1918) as a distinctive movement in its own right and not a preliminary stage to the Constructivism of the 1920s. Gurianova identifies what she terms an aesthetics of anarchyart-making without rulesthat greatly influenced early twentieth-century modernists. Setting the early Russian avant-garde movement firmly within a broader European context, Gurianova draws on a wealth of primary and archival sources by individual writers and artists, Russian theorists, theorizing artists, and German philosophers. Unlike the post-revolutionary avant-garde, which sought to describe the position of the artist in the new social hierarchy, the early Russian avant-garde struggled to overcome the boundaries defining art and to bridge the traditional gap between artist and audience. As it explores the aesthetics embraced by the movement, the book shows how artists transformed literary, theatrical, and performance practices, eroding the traditional boundaries of the visual arts and challenging the conventions of their day.

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