Stimulating and comprehensive, gracefully written, filled with fascinating details and counterintuitive conclusions, this essential introduction to the Russian Avant-Garde offers a convincing and perceptive analysis of the Russian radical aesthetic thought and brings valuable new light to the most important developments in twentieth-century art. In the age of skepticism, repetition, and nostalgia for olden time dynamism a reading of these texts brings back a sense of freshness, power and fearlessness of Russian art in its heyday. --Evgeny Dobrenko, University of Sheffield
About the Author
Dennis Ioffe (PhD University of Amsterdam) is an Assistant Professor ( Doctor-Assistent ) at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University, Belgium. He is also a research fellow at the UvA Slavic Seminarium and the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). In the previous years he served as Visiting Assistant Professor in Russian and German Studies at Memorial University (Canada) and as Teaching & Research Fellow, managing the Russian Centre at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, the UK). Dr Ioffe has authored more than 50 scholarly articles, and edited and co-edited several academic collections.