ISBN-10:
0520226186
ISBN-13:
9780520226180
Pub. Date:
05/02/2005
Publisher:
University of California Press
The Artist as Producer: Russian Constructivism in Revolution / Edition 1

The Artist as Producer: Russian Constructivism in Revolution / Edition 1

by Maria Gough

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ISBN-13: 9780520226180
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 05/02/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Maria Gough is Associate Professor of Art History at Stanford University

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction: Made in Moscow

1. COMPOSITION AND CONSTRUCTION
Motivation
Vasily Kandinsky’s
Inaugural Program: The Psychology of Expression and Perception
Medium-Specificity: The Working Group of Objective Analysis
Historicizing Medium-Specificity:
In the Galleries of Sergei Shchukin
Differentiating Composition and Construction
The Debate’s Broader Contexts

2. IN THE LABORATORY OF CONSTRUCTIVISM
Tableaux
The Advent of a New Form
The Program
The Gallery
A Catalogue of Cold Structures (and One Mechanism)
Systemic
Invention

3. FORMULATING PRODUCTION
Declaration and Dilemma
The Constructivist as
Inventor
Two Drawings and the Problem of Sequence
Electrical Circuit (Representation)

Invention, without Determinate End

4. THE DEATH OF THE OBJECT
Not Our Sputnik
The Mortality of Cultures

Intermission: The Spengler Controversy in Russia, 1921–22
The Utopia Silently Contained in the Image of Decline
Nonobjectivity: Urphänomen of Contemporary Culture
Nikolai Tarabukin’s Art of Production

5. RED TECHNICS: THE KONSTRUKTOR IN PRODUCTION
The Archaeology of an Experiment

In the Institute/At the Factory
Prokatchik’s Profile and Reconstruction
The Inventor at the Bench
Party Agitator and Production Organizer
The Artist as Administrator

Conclusion: Constructivism in Revolution
Glossary and Abbreviations
Notes
Selected Bibliography
List of Illustrations

Index

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