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Author Haran, Barnaby, author

Title Watching the red dawn : the American avant-garde and the Soviet Union / Barnaby Haran
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations (black and white
Contents Cover; Watching the red dawn; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the red Atlantic; 1. Constructivism in the USA: machine art and architecture at The Little Review exhibitions; 2. The mass and the machine: The New Playwrights Theatre and American radical Constructivism; 3. Kino in America: Soviet montage and the American cinematic avant-garde; 4. Camera eyes: the worker photography movement and the New Vision in America; Epilogue: red train journeys; Bibliography; Index
Summary This title provides an examination of the cultural relations of the American and Soviet avant-gardes in a period of major transformation. From the formation of the USSR in 1922 until its recognition by the American government, American avant-garde artists, writers and designers watched the 'Red Dawn' with fascination, enthusiastically reporting on its post-revolutionary cultural developments in articles and books, and brought these works to an American audience in ground-breaking exhibitions. Americans also emulated and adapted aspects of Soviet culture, as in the case of the New Playwrights Theatre, a group that mixed Russian avant-garde theatrical techniques with jazz, vaudeville and slapstick comedy in plays about strikes and racial injustice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- Soviet Union.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526109700 (electronic bk.)
9781526109705 (electronic bk.)