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The Resource The Commissar vanishes : the falsification of photographs and art in Stalin's Russia : photographs and graphics from the David King collection, David King

The Commissar vanishes : the falsification of photographs and art in Stalin's Russia : photographs and graphics from the David King collection, David King

Label
The Commissar vanishes : the falsification of photographs and art in Stalin's Russia : photographs and graphics from the David King collection
Title
The Commissar vanishes
Title remainder
the falsification of photographs and art in Stalin's Russia : photographs and graphics from the David King collection
Statement of responsibility
David King
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This brand new edition of David King's lauded visual history is a unique and brilliant study into the doctoring and propagandizing of Soviet photographs by Stalin's regime. From the creator of the award-winning 'Red Star Over Russia' 'The Commissar Vanishes' offers a chilling look at how Joseph Stalin manipulated the science of photography to advance his own political career and to erase the memory of his victims. On Stalin's orders, purged rivals were airbrushed from group portraits, and crowd scenes were altered to depict even greater legions of the faithful. For example, a 1919 photograph showing a large crowd of Bolsheviks clustered around Lenin, became, with the aid of the retoucher, an intimate portrait of Lenin and Stalin sitting alone, and then, in a later version, of Stalin by himself. In each case, the juxtaposition of the original and the doctored images yields a fascinating, terrifying and tragic insight into one of the darkest chapters of modern history"--
Assigning source
Source other than Library of Congress
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, David
Dewey number
303.376
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR85
LC item number
.K55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Photography
  • Photographs
  • Photographs
  • Photography
  • Art
  • Photographs
  • Soviet Union
Label
The Commissar vanishes : the falsification of photographs and art in Stalin's Russia : photographs and graphics from the David King collection, David King
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previous edition: New York: Metropolitan, 1997
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn864090249
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781849762519
Lccn
2016440488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781849762519
  • (OCoLC)864090249
Label
The Commissar vanishes : the falsification of photographs and art in Stalin's Russia : photographs and graphics from the David King collection, David King
Publication
Note
  • Previous edition: New York: Metropolitan, 1997
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn864090249
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
New edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781849762519
Lccn
2016440488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781849762519
  • (OCoLC)864090249

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