This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
In the early years of the USSR, socialist festivals - events entailing enormous expense and the deployment of thousands of people - were inaugurated by the Bolsheviks. Avant-garde canvases decorated the streets, workers marched and elaborate mass spectacles were staged. Why, with a civil war raging and an economy in ruins, did the regime sponsor such spectacles? In this investigation of the manner in which these festivals helped to build a new political culture, James von Geldern examines the mass spectacles that captured the Bolsheviks' historical vision. Spectacle directors borrowed from a tradition that included tsarist pomp, avant-garde theatre and popular celebrations. They transformed the ideology of revolution, the author claims, into a mythologized sequence of events that provided new foundations for the Bolsheviks' claim to power.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
James von Geldern is Assistant Professor in the Department of German and Russian at Macalester College.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description University of California Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110520076907
Book Description University of California Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0520076907 New. Seller Inventory # LIST-06/0038
Book Description University of California Press, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0520076907