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The Resource Wonderlands of the avant-garde : technology and the arts in Russia of the 1920s, Julia Vaingurt

Wonderlands of the avant-garde : technology and the arts in Russia of the 1920s, Julia Vaingurt

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Wonderlands of the avant-garde : technology and the arts in Russia of the 1920s
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Wonderlands of the avant-garde
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technology and the arts in Russia of the 1920s
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Julia Vaingurt
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eng
Summary
In postrevolutionary Russia, as the Soviet government was initiating a program of rapid industrialization, avant-garde artists declared their intent to serve the nascent state and to transform life in accordance with their aesthetic designs. In spite of their professed utilitarianism, however, most avant-gardists created works that can hardly be regarded as practical instruments of societal transformation. Exploring this paradox, Vaingurt claims that the artists' investment of technology with aesthetics prevented their creations from being fully conscripted into the arsenal of political hegemony. The purposes of avant-garde technologies, she contends, are contemplative rather than constructive. Looking at Meyerhold's theater, Tatlin's and Khlebnikov's architectural designs, Mayakovsky's writings, and other works from the period, Vaingurt offers an innovative reading of an exceptionally complex moment in the formation of Soviet culture.--
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Vaingurt, Julia
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Northwestern University Press studies in Russian literature and theory
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  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
  • Russian literature
  • Arts, Russian
  • Art and technology
  • Machinery in literature
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Wonderlands of the avant-garde : technology and the arts in Russia of the 1920s, Julia Vaingurt
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
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Contents
Introduction: imaginative and instrumental technologies -- Part 1. Homo faber, homo ludens -- Poetry in motion: Aleksei Gastev and the aesthetic origins of soviet Biomechanics -- The biomechanics of infidelity: range of motion and limits of control in Meyerhold's theater -- Part 2. Alternative technologies -- Writing as bodily technology in Zamyatin's We, or a portrait of an avant-garde artist as a malfunctioning machine -- The incredible heights of organic architecture: tatlin, Khlebnikov, and the technological sublime -- Olesha's suicide machine -- Part 3. The homeland of technology -- Convention, play, and technology in Russian explorers' American discoveries -- Red Pinkertons: adventures in artificial reality -- Conclusion: poetics of the unconscriptable
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FIEb1773177x
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24 cm.
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xii, 308 pages
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9780810128941
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)806981295
Label
Wonderlands of the avant-garde : technology and the arts in Russia of the 1920s, Julia Vaingurt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: imaginative and instrumental technologies -- Part 1. Homo faber, homo ludens -- Poetry in motion: Aleksei Gastev and the aesthetic origins of soviet Biomechanics -- The biomechanics of infidelity: range of motion and limits of control in Meyerhold's theater -- Part 2. Alternative technologies -- Writing as bodily technology in Zamyatin's We, or a portrait of an avant-garde artist as a malfunctioning machine -- The incredible heights of organic architecture: tatlin, Khlebnikov, and the technological sublime -- Olesha's suicide machine -- Part 3. The homeland of technology -- Convention, play, and technology in Russian explorers' American discoveries -- Red Pinkertons: adventures in artificial reality -- Conclusion: poetics of the unconscriptable
Control code
FIEb1773177x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780810128941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)806981295

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