Preface * 1. The Subjective Aesthetic: Symbolism and the Intuitive * 2. Neoprimitivism and Cubofuturism * 3. Nonobjective Art: Suprematist Statements, 1915; Statements from the Catalogue of the `Tenth State Exhibition: Nonobjective Creativity and Suprematism', 1919 * 4. The Revolution and Art * 5. Constructivism and the Industrial Arts: Statements from the Catalogue of the `First Discussional Exhibition of Associations of Active Revolutionary Art', 1924 * 6. Toward Socialist Realism * Contributions to the First All-Union Congress of Soviet Writers [Extracts], 1934
A stimulating anthology of manifestos, articles and statements by the Russian avant-garde
John Bowlt is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California, and Director of its Institute of Modern Russian Culture.
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