Item #1799 [FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science
[FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science
[FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science
[FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science
[FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science
[FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science
[FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science
[FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science
[FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science

[FOLK ART] Iskusstvo narodov SSSR : Sbornik statei i materialov / GAKhN [i.e. Art of People of USSR : Collection of Articles and Materials] / State Academy of Art Science

Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel’stvo, 1930. Item #1799

160 pp.: ill. 22,5x15,5 cm. In original constructivist wrappers. Small fragments of spine lost, some foxing on covers, signature on t.p., otherwise very good and clean internally.

First and only edition. One of 3000 copies. Very rare.
This collection of articles is dedicated to the renaissance of national arts of the Soviet Republics in general and folk arts of numerous ethnic groups in particular. Following an idea of art as a tool of worldview construction, the state needed to bring under control any provincial art. Since an AKhRR exhibition ‘Life and Byt of Peoples of the USSR’ held in 1926, the Siberian, Far East, Central Asian, Caucasian, etc. art regularly came to the light and underwent socialist criticism.
As the best evidence of national art revival, an article on how Kote Marjanishvili transformed Georgian theater was included. It was written by theater and film director Sergo Amaglobeli who admired the entire system originated by Marjanishvili and his approaches. A sketch on the history of Tatar theater was written by sci-fi writer and futurist poet Gadel Qutuy (1903-1945), known as a founder of Tatar LEF – SULF. According to him, Tatar theatrical school was established during the revolutions and was intensively developing. Staging national performances was tightly connected with research and use of folk music. An article by scholar Sergei Bugoslavskii overviews changes and impact of Yakut, Chechen, Jewish, Romani, Azerbaijani, Kyrgyz, etc. melodies.
The folklore based on ornaments was more conservative. For a long time this craft belonged to women occupied with householding and hardly affected by external factors. The book features Chuvash, Mordovian, Khanty and Mansi fancyworks marking the special way of life of these ethnic groups. The socialist changes were brought to handicrafts, influencing objects produced, motifs and production process itself. The book contains a picture of Red Army soldiers made of a mammoth bone by representatives of indigenous people and a machine-made rug depicting a hammer and sickle symbol. All the workshops were required to serve the socialist way of everyday life.

Worldcat shows copies located in LoC, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, California, Minnesota, New York, Stanford Universities and NYPL.

Price: $750.00

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