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

Barnaby Haran

Abstract

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 communist nation by USA in 1933. In this period American artists, writers, and designers looked at the emerging Soviet Union with fascination, as they observed this epochal experiment in communism develop out of the chaos of the Russian Revolution and Civil War. They organised exhibitions of Soviet art and culture, reported on visits to Russia in books and articles, and produced works that were inspire ... More

Keywords: Avant-garde, America, Constructivism, Photography, Film, Montage, Soviet Union, Communism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719097225
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719097225.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barnaby Haran, author