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Explodity : sound, image, and word in Russian futurist book art / Nancy Perloff.

Author/Creator:
Perloff, Nancy, author.
Publication:
Los Angeles, California : Getty Research Institute, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 199 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Futurism (Literary movement) -- Russia.
Futurism (Art) -- Russia.
Literature, Experimental -- Russia -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Artists' books -- Russia -- History -- 20th century.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- History -- 20th century.
Artists' books.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Futurism (Art)
Futurism (Literary movement)
Literature, Experimental
Russia.
Local subjects:
Futurism (Literary movement) -- Russia.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"The artists' books made in Russia between 1910 and 1915 are like no others. Unique in their fusion of the verbal, visual, and sonic, these books are meant to be read, looked at, and listened to. Painters and poets--including Natalia Goncharova, Velimir Khlebnikov, Mikhail Larionov, Kazimir Malevich, and Vladimir Mayakovsky--collaborated to fabricate hand-lithographed books, for which they invented a new language called zaum (a neologism meaning "beyond the mind") that was distinctive in its emphasis on "sound as such" and its rejection of definite logical meaning. At the heart of this volume are close analyses of two of the most significant and experimental futurist books: Mirskontsa (Worldbackwards) and Vzorval' (Explodity). In addition, Nancy Perloff examines the profound difference between the Russian avant-garde and Western art movements, including futurism, and she uncovers a wide-ranging legacy in the midcentury global movement of sound and concrete poetry (the Brazilian Noigandres group, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Henri Chopin), contemporary Western conceptual art, and the artist's book."--ECIP data view.
Contents:
From the provinces: anticipations of Mirskontsa
Sounding the accidental ("death to symbolism")
Mirskontsa: collaborative book art and transrational sounds
Unlocking the semantics of sound in vzorval'
The afterlife of Russian futurist book art.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The artists' books made in Russia between 1910 and 1915 are like no others. Unique in their fusion of the verbal, visual, and sonic, these books are meant to be read, looked at, and listened to. Painters and poets--including Natalia Goncharova, Velimir Khlebnikov, Mikhail Larionov, Kazimir Malevich, and Vladimir Mayakovsky--collaborated to fabricate hand-lithographed books, for which they invented a new language called zaum (a neologism meaning "beyond the mind") that was distinctive in its emphasis on "sound as such" and its rejection of definite logical meaning. At the heart of this volume are close analyses of two of the most significant and experimental futurist books: Mirskontsa (Worldbackwards) and Vzorval' (Explodity). In addition, Nancy Perloff examines the profound difference between the Russian avant-garde and Western art movements, including futurism, and she uncovers a wide-ranging legacy in the midcentury global movement of sound and concrete poetry (the Brazilian Noigandres group, Ian Hamilton Finlay, and Henri Chopin), contemporary Western conceptual art, and the artist's book."--ECIP data view.
Contributor:
Getty Research Institute, issuing body.
ISBN:
9781606065082
1606065084
OCLC:
950519462
Publisher Number:
99971382692
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