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  1. Kelly Kelly says:

    This book is less intimidating than it appears to be Totalitarian states have a complex historiography and they can be difficult to talk about without establishing clear parameters Thankfully Igor Golomstock has done this His topic is exclusively the art produced by and for totalitarian states In addition his writing is mercifully free of jargon This is not a book of art criticism; it is an examination of what makes art totalitarian At its core it is a uest for a working and consistent definition of totalitarian culture as it existed in the mid Twentieth CenturyI was surprised at how relevant this topic is with respect to our current era Golomstock masterfully examines how anti establishmentarian art and culture is essential to the larger project of totalitarian government Idealistic artists and idealistic politicians work hand in glove as creative destruction avant garde movements in the early decades of the last century for example gives way to the glorification of the new and the young eg Futurism; all the while both parties tacitly accept their roles as social engineers beholden to a patriotic fervor that grows to eclipse the primacy of the individual or “art for art’s sake” Eventually artists who happily worked in the service of political goals become unwitting instruments of the people for whom politics was always paramount the autocratsConservatism is ultimately the destination The art of totalitarian culture consistently resolves itself into a utilitarian realism leeched of complexity and individualityThis is a powerful and important book The forces at play in the last century have not abandoned us in this one They are still with us they are still operative and they are still dangerous


  2. Maria Maria says:

    The good example of how to write books about art


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Totalitarian Art ✰ [BOOKS] ✸ Totalitarian Art By Igor Golomstock ✽ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In the Soviet Union and later in Maoist China theories of mass artistic appeal were used to promote the Revolution both at home and abroad In Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy they asserted the putative In the Soviet Union and later in Maoist China theories of mass artistic appeal were used to promote the Revolution both at home and abroad In Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy they asserted the putative grandeur of the epoch All too often art that served the Revolution became total realism and always it became a slave to the state and the cult of personality and ultimately one weapon in the arsenal of oppression Igor Golomstock gives a detailed appraisal of the forms that define Totalitarian Art and illustrates his text with than two hundred examples of its paintings posters sculpture and architecture and includes a powerful comparative visual essay which demonstrates the eerie similarity of the official art of these very different regimes.