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They painted decorations and slogans on Agitprop trains and even on an "Agit-
boat," the Krasnaya Svezda, which chugged along the Volga distributing leaflets
and showing propaganda films to the peasants along the river. They also took ...
Thus Large Decoration with Masks, 1953 (plate 98), with its repeated grid of
leaves and cloves, alludes directly to Arabic tilework. The other prototype was the
natural paradise, exemplified not only by the Cote d'Azur but by Tahiti as well: ...
By 1900, in the eyes of a few gifted and missionary designers scattered across
Europe, architecture itself had become a symbol of inequality; and decorated
architecture even more so. The distrust of decor in early modernism was not
simply an ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review