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Revolutionary With a Camera

Revolutionary With a Camera

Alexander Rodchenko may not be a name you know, but his influence is ubiquitous. One of the leading figures of Russia’s cultural avant-garde on the eve of the Revolution and in the early Soviet era, Rodchenko was a trailblazer in photography and graphic design. A devoted supporter of the Bolshevik regime, he put his creative […]

1913: Vienna’s Cultural Soup

1913: Vienna’s Cultural Soup

A century ago, Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Marshal Tito, Sigmund Freud and Joseph Stalin all lived in central Vienna. This week on the BBC, Editor in Chief of The Vienna Review, Dardis McNamee explained why 1913 Vienna attracted these zealous individuals. “While not exactly a melting pot, Vienna was its own kind of cultural soup, attracting the […]

Bloodlands: Worthy – With Reservations

When Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin was first published in English in 2010, it met with almost universal acclaim in the United States; they saw it as a taboo-breaker, with the crimes of Hitler and Stalin seen in relation to each other, sharing a time and place, and thus a history of the era […]

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