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The Resource Aleksandr Zhitomirsky : photomontage as a weapon of World War II and the Cold War, Erika Wolf

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky : photomontage as a weapon of World War II and the Cold War, Erika Wolf

Label
Aleksandr Zhitomirsky : photomontage as a weapon of World War II and the Cold War
Title
Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
Title remainder
photomontage as a weapon of World War II and the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Erika Wolf
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The leading Russian propaganda artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky (1907-1993) made photomontages that were airdropped on German troops during World War II. He later worked for Pravda and other leading publications, satirizing American politics and finance from the Truman through the Reagan eras and educating his public about Egypt, South Africa, Vietnam, and Nicaragua as well. Zhitomirsky favored the grotesque and the eye-catching. His villainous menagerie included Reichsminister Joseph Goebbels as a distorted simian and an airborne scorpion outfitted with an Uncle Sam hat. In this comprehensive, image-driven account of Zhitomirsky's long career, Erika Wolf explores his connections to and long friendship with the German artist John Heartfield, whose work inspired his own. Wolf also examines more than 100 of Zhitomirsky's photomontages and translates excerpts from his one published book, The Art of Political Photomontage: Advice for the Artist (1983). In an era when satirical photomontage thrives on the Internet and propaganda has reasserted itself in America and Russia alike, this study of a once-prominent yet internationally undiscovered artist is more than timely"--
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DLC
Dewey number
770
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR685
LC item number
.W65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Aleksandr Zhitomirsky : photomontage as a weapon of World War II and the Cold War, Erika Wolf
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Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition titled Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky, held September 3, 2016 to January 10, 2017, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-359) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
946481696
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780300219180
Lccn
2016025237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946481696
Label
Aleksandr Zhitomirsky : photomontage as a weapon of World War II and the Cold War, Erika Wolf
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with an exhibition titled Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky, held September 3, 2016 to January 10, 2017, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
946481696
Dimensions
32 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780300219180
Lccn
2016025237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946481696

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