The Total Art of Stalinism

Avant-Garde, Aesthetic Dictatorship, and Beyond
Product Number: EB00208341
Released: May 27, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781844678099
Publisher: Verso
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Description

From the ruins of communism, Boris Groys emerges to provoke our interest in the aesthetic goals pursued with such catastrophic consequences by its founders. Interpreting totalitarian art and literature in the context of cultural history, this brilliant essay likens totalitarian aims to the modernists' goal of producing world-transformative art. In this new edition, Groys revisits the debate that the book has stimulated since its first publication.

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Author(s): Boris Groys
Original Publish Date: May 27, 2014

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