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ISBN-10: 0679737278
ISBN-13: 9780679737278
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 03/17/1998
Dimensions: 7.98" L, 5.17" W, 0.54" H

Art and Revolution: Ernst Neizvestny, Endurance, and the Role of the Artist

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In this book, John Berger examines the life and work of Ernst Neizvestny, a Russian sculptor whose exclusion from the ranks of officially approved Soviet artists left him laboring in enforced obscurity to realize his monumental and very public vision of art. But Berger’s account goes well beyond the specific dilemma of the pre-glasnost Russian artist to illuminate the very meaning of revolutionary art. In his struggle against official orthodoxy – which involved a face-to-face confrontation with Khrushchev himself – Neizvestny was fighting not for a merely personal or aesthetic vision, but for a recognition of the true social role of art. His sculptures earn a place in the world by reflecting the courage of a whole people, by commemorating, in an age of mass suffering, the resistance and endurance of millions.

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ISBN-10: 0679737278
ISBN-13: 9780679737278
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 03/17/1998
Dimensions: 7.98" L, 5.17" W, 0.54" H
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