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Title TOTalitarian ARTs : the visual arts, fascism(s) and mass-society / edited by Mark Epstein, Fulvio Orsitto and Andrea Righi.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

Subject Totalitarianism and art.
Fascism and art.
Alt Name Epstein, Mark (Mark William),
Orsitto, Fulvio,
Righi, Andrea, 1974-
Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 445 pages) : illustrations
monochrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed November 19, 2019).
Summary This collection represents a tool to broaden and deepen our geographical, institutional, and historical understanding of the term totalitarianism. Is totalitarianism only found in other societies? How come, then, it emerged historically in ours first? How come it developed in so many countries either in Western Europe (Italy, Germany, Portugal, and Spain) or under implicit Western forms of coercion (Latin America)? How do relations between individual(s), mass and the visual arts relate to totalitarian trends? These are among the questions this book asks about totalitarianism. The volume does not impose a one size fits all interpretation, but opens new spaces for debate on the connection between the visual arts and mass-culture in totalitarian societies. From the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, from Western Europe to Latin America, from the fascism of the early 20th century to contemporary forms of totalitarian control, and from cinema to architecture, the chapters included in TotArt bring expertise, historical sensibility and political awareness to bear on this varied range of phenomena. This collection offers international contributions on visual, performing and plastic arts. The chapters range from examination of comics to study of YouTube videos and American newsreels, from Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Uruguayan cinemas to more contemporary American films and TV series, from painters and sculptors to the study of urban spaces.
Contents Totalitarian environment: spaces and images -- Totalitarianism, Italian cinema and beyond -- Totalitarian aesthetics and politics -- Totalitarian geography -- Contemporary forms of totalitarian representation -- Comparative reflections on totalitarian worldviews.
ISBN 9781443879545 (electronic bk.)
1443879541 (electronic bk.)
9781443828741 (hbk)
1443828742 (hbk)
OCLC # 974947654
Additional Format Print version: TOTalitarian ARTs. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017 9781443828741 (OCoLC)964302724.

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