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Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Barnaby Haran

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Watching the red dawn charts the responses of the American avant-garde to the cultural works of its Soviet counterpart in period from the formation of the USSR in 1922 to recognition of this new ... More


Introduction: the red Atlantic

Barnaby Haran

in Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter sets up the book by considering another of introductory themes. ‘The red Atlantic’ involves an American-Russian transnationational interchange across several media in relation to the ... More


Constructivism in the USA: machine art and architecture at the Little Review exhibitions

Barnaby Haran

in Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter considers the putative area of ‘American Constructivism’, a formation that did not have any organisational substance but existed as a number of respectively interconnected and discrete ... More


The mass and the machine: The New Playwrights Theatre and American radical Constructivism

Barnaby Haran

in Watching the red dawn: The American avant-garde and the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097225
eISBN:
9781526109705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter looks at the most substantial manifestation of ‘American Constructivism’, which took shape in the radical theatrical productions of the New Playwrights Theatre, a short-lived group that ... More


Can you find the white woman in this picture? Brunias’s ‘ladies’ of ambiguous race

Mia L. Bagneris

in Colouring the Caribbean: Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526120458
eISBN:
9781526132246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120458.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

Taking a more theoretical approach, this chapter explores Brunias’s depiction of racially ambiguous bodies. It offers an in-depth investigation of the ways in which the subtext of the artist’s work ... More


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