Iconography of Power: Soviet Political Posters under Lenin and Stalin / Edition 1

Iconography of Power: Soviet Political Posters under Lenin and Stalin / Edition 1

by Victoria E. Bonnell
     
 


"An invaluable book that makes available a huge fund of visual material from Soviet Russia and provides a rich contextualization of these images. Much larger in scope than a study of political posters, Iconography of Power traces the remarkable evolution of Soviet culture."—Katerina Clark, author of Petersburg, Crucible of Cultural Revolution

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"An invaluable book that makes available a huge fund of visual material from Soviet Russia and provides a rich contextualization of these images. Much larger in scope than a study of political posters, Iconography of Power traces the remarkable evolution of Soviet culture."—Katerina Clark, author of Petersburg, Crucible of Cultural Revolution

"In this wonderful book, Victoria Bonnell draws us into the dramatic world of Soviet political culture in the times of Lenin and Stalin. Using the powerful images encoded in a dazzling array of political posters, she enables us to experience Soviet values and sensibilities. Iconography of Power is vibrant, lucid, and elegant.—Nina Tumarkin, author of Lenin Lives!

"A worthy contribution both to the study of Russia's visual arts in the Soviet era and to sociology and political thought in the Soviet Union down to the 1950s."—S. Frederick Starr, author of Red and Hot

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520221536
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/12/1999
Series:
Studies on the History of Society and Culture Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Key to Abbreviations
Note on Transliteration
Introduction1
1Iconography of the Worker in Soviet Political Art20
2Representation of Women in Early Soviet Posters64
3Peasant Women in Political Posters of the 1930s100
4The Leader's Two Bodies: Iconography of the Vozhd'136
5Bolshevik Demonology in Visual Propaganda186
6The Apotheosis of Stalinist Political Art242
Notes281
Bibliography333
Illustration Credits345
Index347

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