Erscheinungsdatum: 28.09.2017Medium: TaschenbuchEinband: Kartoniert / BroschiertTitel: The Russian RevolutionAutor: Fitzpatrick, SheilaVerlag: Oxford University PressSprache: EnglischSchlagworte: Englische Buecher // Geschichte // Kulturgeschichte /
Erscheinungsdatum: 02.02.2017Medium: TaschenbuchEinband: Kartoniert / BroschiertTitel: History of the Russian RevolutionAutor: Trotsky, LeonUebersetzung: Eastman, MaxVerlag: Penguin Books Ltd (UK)Imprint: Penguin ClassicsSprache: EnglischSchlagwor
Diese Sammlung, die auf einem Russischen Filmarchiv basiert, beschreibt die Geschichte des Russischen Stummfilmposters einleitend mit einem Poster von Paul Assaturov »Stenka Rasin«, 1908) im Stil der naiven Russischen Bildsprache bis hin zu Plakaten von Rodtschenko und Malewitsch. Die 161 ganzseitig reproduzierten Russischen Filmposter werden chronologisch dargestellt. / This volume, based on rarely seen Russian archives, traces the history of the silent film poster in Russia, starting with a poster designed by Paul Assaturov (´Stenka Razin´, 1908) in the style of ancient naive Russian imagery to the latest advertise- ment for a silent movie by Yuri Pimenov from 1934. Full-page reproductions of 161 Russian silent film posters are presented here in chronological order- from the very beginning of the 20th century until the 1930s. These film posters are unique in their approach to representing films, creating new and original images- more evocative than descriptive. The movie is depicted through the use of expressive typography, geometric forms, minimalist illustrations and their distinctive technique of recreating photographs by hand. Works by famous artists of the time such as Alexander Rodchenko, the Stenberg Brothers, Yakov Ruklevsky, Nikolai Prusakov, Alexander Naumov and others are featured. After the Russian revolution in 1917 and the establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922, cinema played an important role in the dissemination of propaganda for the new regime. A large number of Russian movies were produced during the 1920s and early 1930s, and there was also an increase in films imported from other countries. Advertising posters played a major role to attract large audiences. The book reveals the strong influence of modernist art movements such as constructivism and Dadaism on these art works.
Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But Koschei has never before been seen through the eyes of Catherynne Valente, whose modernized and transformed take on the legend brings the action to modern times, spanning many of the great developments of Russian history in the twentieth century. Deathless, however, is no dry, historical tome: it lights up like fire as the young Marya Morevna transforms from a clever child of the revolution, to Koschei’s beautiful bride, to his eventual undoing. Along the way there are Stalinist house elves, magical quests, secrecy and bureaucracy, and games of lust and power. All told, Deathless is a collision of magical history and actual history, of revolution and mythology, of love and death, which will bring Russian myth back to life in a stunning new incarnation.