• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Picturing the Cosmos: A Visual History of Early Soviet Space Endeavor (Paperback)
  • Picturing the Cosmos: A Visual History of Early Soviet Space Endeavor (Paperback)
zoom

Picturing the Cosmos: A Visual History of Early Soviet Space Endeavor (Paperback)

(author), (foreword)
£27.50
Paperback 132 Pages / Published: 29/09/2017
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Space is the ultimate canvas for the imagination, and in the 1950s and '60s, as part of the space race with the United States, the solar system was the blank page upon which the Soviet Union etched a narrative of exploration and conquest. In Picturing the Cosmos, drawing on a comprehensive corpus of rarely seen photographs and other visual phenomena, Iina Kohonen maps the complex relationship between visual propaganda and censorship during the Cold War. Kohonen ably examines each image, elucidating how visual media helped to anchor otherwise abstract political and intellectual concepts of the future and modernization within the Soviet Union. The USSR mapped and named the cosmos, using new media to stake a claim to this new territory and incorporating it into the daily lives of its citizens. Soviet cosmonauts, meanwhile, were depicted as prototypes of the perfect Communist man, representing modernity, good taste, and the aesthetics of the everyday. Across five heavily illustrated chapters, Picturing the Cosmos navigates and critically examines these utopian narratives, highlighting the rhetorical tension between propaganda, censorship, art, and politics.

Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781783207428
Number of pages: 132
Dimensions: 229 x 178 mm

You may also be interested in...

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts
Added to basket
Left Bank
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
SPQR
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Passchendaele
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Holocaust
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Shortest History of Europe
Added to basket
Les Parisiennes
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Unwomanly Face of War
Added to basket
The Women Who Flew for Hitler
Added to basket
The War in the West: A New History
Added to basket
Where Poppies Blow
Added to basket
The Strange Death of Europe
Added to basket
St Petersburg
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Istanbul
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Blitzed
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Escaping Hitler
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.