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Author Pisch, Anita, author.

Title The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929-1953 : archetypes, inventions and fabrications / Anita Pisch.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : Australian National University Press, [2016]
2016

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 516 pages) : color illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-497) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. The phenomenon of the personality cult--a historical perspective -- 2. The rise of the Stalin personality cult -- 3. Stalin is like a fairytale sycamore tree--Stalin as a symbol -- 4. Stalin saves the world--Stalin and the evolution of the Warrior and Saviour archetypes -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Breakdown of posters in the research sample by year -- Appendix 2: Frequency trends in posters with images of Stalin in the research sample, and Stalin's appearances in Pravda -- Appendix 3: Posters of Stalin and Lenin by year.
Summary From 1929 until 1953, Iosif Stalin's image became a central symbol in Soviet propaganda. Touched up images of an omniscient Stalin appeared everywhere: emblazoned across buildings and lining the streets; carried in parades and woven into carpets; and saturating the media of socialist realist painting, statuary, monumental architecture, friezes, banners, and posters. From the beginning of the Soviet regime, posters were seen as a vitally important medium for communicating with the population of the vast territories of the USSR. Stalin's image became a symbol of Bolshevik values and the personification of a revolutionary new type of society. The persona created for Stalin in propaganda posters reflects how the state saw itself or, at the very least, how it wished to appear in the eyes of the people. The 'Stalin' who was celebrated in posters bore but scant resemblance to the man Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, whose humble origins, criminal past, penchant for violent solutions and unprepossessing appearance made him an unlikely recipient of uncritical charismatic adulation. The Bolsheviks needed a wise, nurturing and authoritative figure to embody their revolutionary vision and to legitimate their hold on power. This leader would come to embody the sacred and archetypal qualities of the wise Teacher, the Father of the nation, the great Warrior and military strategist, and the Saviour of first the Russian land, and then the whole world. This book is the first dedicated study on the marketing of Stalin in Soviet propaganda posters. Drawing on the archives of libraries and museums throughout Russia, hundreds of previously unpublished posters are examined, with more than 130 reproduced in full colour.
Language English.
Note Print version record.
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 -- Symbolism.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953. (OCoLC)fst00053304
Political posters, Russian.
Symbolism in politics -- Soviet Union.
Symbolism in mass media.
Symbolism in art.
ART -- Russian & Former Soviet Union.
The arts.
Industrial -- commercial art and design.
Illustration and commercial art.
Poster art.
Europe.
Eastern Europe.
Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe)
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
Political structure and processes.
Political leaders and leadership.
Political control and freedoms.
Political campaigning and advertising.
Political posters, Russian. (OCoLC)fst01069629
Symbolism. (OCoLC)fst01140749
Symbolism in art. (OCoLC)fst01140771
Symbolism in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01904846
Symbolism in politics. (OCoLC)fst01140787
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Pisch, Anita. Personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929-1953. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press, 2016 9781760460624 1760460621 (OCoLC)953929982
ISBN 9781760460631 (electronic bk.)
176046063X (electronic bk.)
9781760460624 (paperback)
1760460621 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.22459/PCSSP.12.2016 doi

 
    
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