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Nina Gourfinkel: The Monumentalist Style of the Revolutionary Spectacles (1930)
The Monumentalist Style of the Revolutionary Spectacles (1930)
(p. 197 – 211)

Nina Gourfinkel

The Monumentalist Style of the Revolutionary Spectacles (1930)

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  • History of photography
  • Russia
  • revolution
  • historic documents

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Nina Gourfinkel

(1898–1984), author, emigrated to Paris in 1925, was in Petrograd in 1920.
Other texts by Nina Gourfinkel for DIAPHANES
Inke Arns (ed.), Igor Chubarov (ed.), ...: Nikolai Evreinov: »The Storming of the Winter Palace«

In 1920, the third anniversary of the October Revolution, The Storming of the Winter Palace was performed with a cast of 10,000. But as a reenactment this mass spectacle, directed by Nikolai Evreinov, was deceptive. It was intended to recall something—the storming of the Winter Palace as the beginning of the revolution—that it itself produced as a theatrical medium. This volume reconstructs the event with texts, photographs, and drawings, and shows how not only in the Soviet Union did the photograph of the theatrical “storming” become a historical document of the October Revolution.

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