Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia!: Soviet Art Put to the Test

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Art Institute of Chicago
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9.7 X 12.2 X 1.3 inches | 4.9 pounds

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About the Author

Matthew S. Witkovsky is Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator of the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. Devin Fore is associate professor of German at Princeton University. Yve-Alain Bois is professor of art history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey. Masha Chlenova is an art historian, a curator, and a lecturer at the New School, New York. Maria Gough is Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. Professor of Modern Art at Harvard University. Christina Kiaer is associate professor of art history at Northwestern University. Kristin Romberg is assistant professor of art history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Kathleen Tahk is a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University and the Dangler Graduate Curatorial Intern and Mellon Fellow in the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. Barbara Wurm teaches at the Humboldt University of Berlin.


"Up now at the Art Institute of Chicago is the largest of many American exhibitions timed to the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and its catalog pays particular attention to the photographers, graphic designers and architects who aimed to model a new society they really did think was coming. My favorite discovery was a suite of colorful bar graphs charting women's labor productivity, souped up with photocollages of climbing high-rises and satisfied workers: a rather more inventive kind of data journalism."--Jason Farago, New York Times
"Monumental . . . The images, aesthetics, and typography connect with us today because of their astonishing freshness even a century later."--Alan Bisbort, Sunday Republican (Waterbury, Connecticut)
"[This] book breaks ground in applying an archeological framework to the study of art history. . . . These essays and images question assumptions about Soviet art . . . and invite readers to consider the work beyond the confines of the historical narrative."--Publishers Weekly