Posts Tagged ‘LRB’

  1. Joseph Beuys’ misadventures in Crimea

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    April 16, 2016 by AK

    Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) was a famous German performance artist of the post-WWII era. According to his Wiki entry, From 1943 on he was deployed as rear-gunner in the Ju 87 “Stuka” dive-bomber, initially stationed in Königgrätz, later in the eastern Adriatic region…. On 16 March 1944, Beuys’s plane crashed on the Crimean Front close to Znamianka, (then …
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  2. Neither a cube nor quite a pyramid

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    March 13, 2014 by AK

    Back in February, Nick Richardson wrote at the LRB blog: Lenin’s values were eternal so should be represented as a cube, Stalin’s appointed architect Alexey Shchusev suggested, because ‘in architecture the cube is eternal’. The decision damaged the visual language of communism for ever. What damaged the “visual language of communism” was the decision to …
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  3. Apis in Serbia

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    November 27, 2013 by AK

    Thomas Laqueur in the LRB, reviewing Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914: Clark, however, begins with an earlier terrorist act, the grotesque murder in 1903 of the Serbian King Alexander and his wife, Draga, by a small group of officers acting as part of a larger conspiracy… One of the …
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