Reviews

Author: 
Andrzej Szczerski
Reviewer: 
Svitlana Biedarieva

Biedarieva on Szczerski, 'Transformation: Art in East-Central Europe after 1989'

Andrzej Szczerski. Transformation: Art in East-Central Europe after 1989. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2019. 257 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-83-233-4543-5

Reviewed by Svitlana Biedarieva (Courtauld Institute of Art) Published on H-SHERA (February, 2021) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Denis Sneguirev, dir.
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Boivin

Boivin on Sneguirev, 'Marius Petipa: The French Master of Russian Ballet'

Denis Sneguirev, dir. Marius Petipa: The French Master of Russian Ballet. Brooklyn: Icarus Films, 2019. DVD. 54 mins. $29.98.

Reviewed by Jennifer Boivin (University of Alberta) Published on H-SHERA (February, 2021) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

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Author: 
Irena R. Makaryk
Reviewer: 
Juliette Milbach

Milbach on Makaryk, 'April in Paris: Theatricality, Modernism, and Politics at the 1925 Art Deco Expo'

Irena R. Makaryk. April in Paris: Theatricality, Modernism, and Politics at the 1925 Art Deco Expo. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018. Illustrations. 328 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4875-0372-7

Reviewed by Juliette Milbach (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) Published on H-SHERA (November, 2020) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Nichola Dobson, Annabelle Honess Roe, Amy Ratelle, Caroline Ruddell, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Boivin

Boivin on Dobson and Honess Roe and Ratelle and Ruddell, 'The Animation Studies Reader'

Nichola Dobson, Annabelle Honess Roe, Amy Ratelle, Caroline Ruddell, eds. The Animation Studies Reader. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Illustrations. 352 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5013-3260-9; $130.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5013-3261-6. 

Author: 
Amy Williams Wilson
Reviewer: 
Svitlana (Lana) Krys

Krys on Wilson, 'The Bite, the Breast and the Blood: Why Modern Vampire Stories Suck Us In'

Amy Williams Wilson. The Bite, the Breast and the Blood: Why Modern Vampire Stories Suck Us In. Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. x + 253 pp. $29.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4766-3183-7; $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6613-6.

Reviewed by Svitlana (Lana) Krys (MacEwan University) Published on H-SHERA (August, 2020) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Maria Bucur
Reviewer: 
Sergiy Yakovenko

Yakovenko on Bucur, 'Gendering Modernism: A Historical Reappraisal of the Canon'

Maria Bucur. Gendering Modernism: A Historical Reappraisal of the Canon. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. 168 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-350-02625-4.

Reviewed by Sergiy Yakovenko (MacEwan University, English Department, Instructor) Published on H-SHERA (July, 2020) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Katherine M. H. Reischl
Reviewer: 
Maria Taroutina

Taroutina on Reischl, 'Photographic Literacy: Cameras in the Hands of Russian Authors'

Katherine M. H. Reischl. Photographic Literacy: Cameras in the Hands of Russian Authors. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 320 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-2436-7

Reviewed by Maria Taroutina (Yale-NUS College) Published on H-SHERA (July, 2020) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Andrey Shabanov
Reviewer: 
Trenton Olsen

Olsen on Shabanov, 'Art and Commerce in Late Imperial Russia: The Peredvizhniki, a Partnership of Artists'

Andrey Shabanov. Art and Commerce in Late Imperial Russia: The Peredvizhniki, a Partnership of Artists. New York: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019. Illustrations. 280 pp. $108.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-5013-3553-2; $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5013-3552-5.

Reviewed by Trenton Olsen (Ohio State University) Published on H-SHERA (April, 2020) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Klara Kemp-Welch
Reviewer: 
Denisa Tomkova

Tomkova on Kemp-Welch, 'Networking the Bloc: Experimental Art in Eastern Europe, 1965–1981'

Klara Kemp-Welch. Networking the Bloc: Experimental Art in Eastern Europe, 1965–1981. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019. 480 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-03830-0.

Reviewed by Denisa Tomkova (University of Aberdeen; Berlin Art Link) Published on H-SHERA (March, 2020) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Borislav Chernev
Reviewer: 
Lizaveta Kasmach

Kasmach on Chernev, 'Twilight of Empire: The Brest-Litovsk Conference and the Remaking of East-Central Europe, 1917-1918'

Borislav Chernev. Twilight of Empire: The Brest-Litovsk Conference and the Remaking of East-Central Europe, 1917-1918. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 328 pp. $36.95 (pdf), ISBN 978-1-4875-1334-4; $79.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4875-0149-5; $36.95 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4875-1335-1.

Reviewed by Lizaveta Kasmach (Independent Scholar) Published on H-SHERA (March, 2020) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Myroslav Shkandrij
Reviewer: 
Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj

Ilnytzkyj on Shkandrij, 'Avant-Garde Art in Ukraine, 1910-1930: Contested Memory'

Myroslav Shkandrij. Avant-Garde Art in Ukraine, 1910-1930: Contested Memory. Brookline: Academic Studies Press, 2019. Illustrations. 202 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61811-975-9.

Reviewed by Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj (University of Alberta) Published on H-SHERA (March, 2020) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Ieva Astahovska, Antra Priede-Krievkalne, eds.
Reviewer: 
Amy Bryzgel

Bryzgel on Astahovska and Priede-Krievkalne and eds., 'Valdis Āboliņš: The Avant-Garde, Mailart, the New Left and Cultural Relations during the Cold War'

Ieva Astahovska, Antra Priede-Krievkalne, eds. Valdis Āboliņš: The Avant-Garde, Mailart, the New Left and Cultural Relations during the Cold War. Riga: Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2019. Illustrations. 662 pp. EUR 20 (cloth), ISBN 978-993486294-6.

Reviewed by Amy Bryzgel (Personal Chair in Film and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen) Published on H-SHERA (December, 2019) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Eleonory Gilburd
Reviewer: 
Juliette Milbach

Milbach on Gilburd, 'To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture'

Eleonory Gilburd. To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2018. ix + 458 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98071-6.

Reviewed by Juliette Milbach (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) Published on H-SHERA (December, 2019) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Jonathan Stone
Reviewer: 
Ingrid Nordgaard

Nordgaard on Stone, 'The Institutions of Russian Modernism: Conceptualizing, Publishing, and Reading Symbolism'

Jonathan Stone. The Institutions of Russian Modernism: Conceptualizing, Publishing, and Reading Symbolism. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2017. 320 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8101-3572-7.

Reviewed by Ingrid Nordgaard (Yale University) Published on H-SHERA (November, 2019) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

Author: 
Maya Balakirsky Katz
Reviewer: 
Ksenya Gurshtein

Gurshtein on Katz, 'Drawing the Iron Curtain: Jews and the Golden Age of Soviet Animation'

Maya Balakirsky Katz. Drawing the Iron Curtain: Jews and the Golden Age of Soviet Animation. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. Illustrations. xi + 289 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7662-6; $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-7701-2.

Reviewed by Ksenya Gurshtein (Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University) Published on H-SHERA (September, 2019) Commissioned by Hanna Chuchvaha (University of Calgary)

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