Art Under Stalin

Matthew Cullerne-Brown

“In 1932, Josef Stalin abolished all independent artistic organizations in the USSR… Matthew Cullerne-Brown’s fascinating and often provocative analysis focuses on the art of the Stalin era, from 1932 to 1953, and includes discussion of the pre- and post-Stalin years. The author illuminates the political and social framework of the time and provides a complete exposé of Stalinist aesthetics, socialist realism in art and neoclassicism in architecture, the Cult of Personality, art-world debates and isolationism.”

Publisher: Holmes & Meier
Hardback: 256 pages