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Agitprop

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Agitprop is an acronym for agitational propaganda (agitatsionnaya propaganda). Agitprop was the term for public art used for political purposes in the years immediately following the 1917 October Revolution. It included posters, public...

Old-Russian Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The term Old-Russian Style refers to the art and architecture produced in Russia between the coming of Christianity (988) and the reign of Peter the Great (r.1682–1725), the latter date considered the point at which Russian art began...

Ballets Russes (1909–29)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Ballets Russes was a company established in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev known for its cutting-edge design and performance praxis. It had two short seasons in 1909 and 1910 before becoming a touring company in Paris. It established a home...

Abramtsevo (Ambramtsevo) Art Colony

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Abramtsevo was an art colony located approximately 40 miles north of Moscow. The industrialist Savva Mamontov purchased the Abramtsevo estate in 1870, which became a major center of the Russian revival. Many prominent artists lived...

Khlebnikov

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Khlebnikov was a metalworking firm first established by the silver merchant Ivan Khlebnikov in St. Petersburg, and which moved to Moscow in 1871. The firm produced silver tableware and cast silver objects designed to resemble wood...

Neo-Russian Style

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Neo-Russian style is a revival of pre-Petrine architectural and decorative motifs that emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century along with rising nationalism. It dominated architecture, graphic design, and decorative arts...

Talashkino

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Talashkino was an art colony and workshops near Smolensk. Prince Viacheslav Tenishev acquired the estate in 1893. His wife, Princess Mariia Tenisheva, supervised the establishment of craft workshops on the estate, which focused on reviving...

Imperial (Lomonosov) Porcelain Factory

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov established a porcelain factory in St. Petersburg in 1744 by order of Empress Elizabeth. In 1765 it became the Imperial Porcelain Factory under Catherine II (1762–96) and produced a series of figures...

Gardner Factory (Porcelain)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gardner was a porcelain manufactory established in 1766 in Verbliki (near Moscow) by English entrepreneur Francis Gardner. It gained the patronage of Catherine II in the 1870s and became the main rival of the Imperial (Lomonosov) Porcelain...

Stil’ Modern

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Stil’ Modern is a Russian variant of Art Nouveau, centered primarily in Moscow beginning in the 1890s and emerging in architecture and the decorative arts. It is marked by a combination of the nationalist historicism that emerged...