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SLAV1104 Icons to iPods reading list

From Icons to iPods: Approaches to Russian Culture, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Ilya Yablokov
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SLAV1104 Reading List

Nicholas Rzhevsky (ed), The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2012). 

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Berlin, I. (2004) The Soviet mind : Russian culture under communism . Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press.

Billington, J. (1966). The Icon and the Axe . New York, London: Knopf.

Hosking, Geoffrey. (1992) A history of the Soviet Union 1917-1991 . London: Fontana.

Kochan, L., and Keep, J., (1997). The making of modern Russia : from Kiev Rus' to the collapse of the Soviet Union . Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Kocho-Williams, Alistair. (2011) Twentieth century Russia reader . London: Routledge.

A valuable online resource on Russian history:

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Recomended further reading on seminar topics

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Semester One

On Russian icons

View more Russian icons here:

Lazarev, V. (1997). The Russian icon : from its origins to the sixteenth century . Ed. N. McDarby; trans. C. J. Dees; Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press.

Rice, T. T. (1963). Russian icons Spring Books.

On Russian Architecture

Brumfield, W. C. (1993). A history of Russian architecture . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cracraft, J. (1988). The Petrine revolution in Russian architecture Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press.

Faensen, H. (1975). Early Russian architecture London: Elek.

Hamm, M. F. (1976). The city in Russian history . Lexington: University Press of Kentucky.

On Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov

Emerson, C. (1986). Boris Godunov : transpositions of a Russian theme Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Calvocoressi, M. D. (1956) Modest Mussorgsky : his life and works London: Rockliff.

On t he Art of the Wanderers

Jackson, D. L. (2006). The Wanderers and critical realism in nineteenth-century Russian painting Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Os, Henk van. (2001). Ilya Repin : Russia's secret Groningen: Groninger Museum.

Valkenier, E. (1990). Ilya Repin and the world of Russian art New York; Oxford: Columbia University Press.

On Vrubel’s Paintings and Russian Symbolism

Vrubel, Mikhail (1985). Mikhail Vrubel.. . Ed M. Guerman; A. Gaiduk [et al.]; trans. J. Greenfield and V. Dereviaghin. Leningrad: Aurora Art Publishers.

Sarabianov, Dmitri (1990). ‘The Beginnings of Symbolism and Russian Art Nouveau’, in Russian art : from neoclassicism to the avant garde : painting, sculpture, architecture . London: Thames and Hudson.

Pyman, Avril. (1994). A history of Russian symbolism Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Semester Two

On Soviet posters

Barkhatova, Elena. (2005) Konstruktivizm v sovetskom plakate = Soviet Constructivist posters . Moskva: Kontakt-Kultura, 2005.

Lafont, Maria. (2007) Soviet posters : the Sergo Grigorian collection . Munich; London: Prestel.

Artamonova, S. N., ed. (2000) Russki- plakat : XX vek, shedevry = The Russian poster : 20th century masterpieces . Moskva: Kontakt-Kultura,.

On Stalinist Architecture

Hudson, Hugh D. Jr. (1994) Blueprints and blood : the Stalinization of Soviet architecture, 1917-1937 Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Paperny, Vladimir. (2002) Architecture in the age of Stalin : culture two . Trans. by John Hill and Roann Barris. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kopp, Anatole. (1970) Town and revolution : Soviet architecture and city planning, 1917-1935 . Trans. by Thomas E. Burton. New York : G. Braziller.

On Andrei Tarkovskii’s Ivan’s Childhood

Johnson, Vida T.; Petrie, Graham. (1994) The films of Andrei Tarkovsky : a visual fugue Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Le Fanu, Mark. (1987) The cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky . London: BFI.

On popular music

Cushman, Thomas. (1995) Notes from underground : rock music counterculture in Russia . Albany: State University Press of New York.

Smith, Gerald Stanton. (1984) Songs to seven strings : Russian guitar poetry and Soviet "mass song" Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

On Sots Art

Balina, Marina; Condee, Nancy Condee; Dobrenko Evgeny, eds. (1999) Endquote : sots-art literature and Soviet grand style . Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press.

This list was last updated on 12/07/2017