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Tania Anne Woloshyn

In dealing with the effect of the Sun’s rays on our bodies we have to bear in mind that every good thing in this world, whatever its nature – everything we come to regard as a blessing – contains within itself the power of its own destruction, if misused , that is wrongly used, or abused , that is, used in excess. A drug may

in Soaking up the rays
Yulia Karpova

4 From objects to design programmes Just as neodecorativism was generating the idea of a spiritually useful object, its leading proponent, Boris Smirnov, published his succinct Artist on the Nature of Things.1 Its title alludes to the first-century BCE poem De rerum natura by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius. In the book Smirnov discussed the traditions, techniques and symbolic meanings of the design of consumer objects. In essence, it was a work of professional self-reflection. Smirnov paid special attention to the emergence of a new object, which he

in Comradely objects
Yulia Karpova

9781526139870 PRINT.indd 102 20/01/2020 11:10 Objects of neodecorativism 103 Viacheslav Glazychev, a connoisseur of Western industrial design, called readers’ attention to the problem of home decoration in the May issue of Dekorativnoe Iskusstvo SSSR from 1966.30 He recognised the dual nature of a home interior: standardised and yet individual. For him, this duality was a socio-psychological problem. As Glazychev admitted, even though Soviet people were more or less equal in terms of income, there existed different social strata defined by education, cultural habits

in Comradely objects
Yulia Karpova

’s attempt to downplay his avant-gardist past, but also the dialectics of modernism. Matsa accused the constructivists of dangerously mixing things of a different nature at the very same time as the Soviet Ministry of Culture and the official art institutions were preparing a large exhibition in Moscow entitled with the constructivist slogan ‘Art into Life’. The avant-gardist urge to fuse art with life that suited the state’s campaign to improve the quality of consumer goods and daily life was also accompanied by the effort of professionals to differentiate art from non

in Comradely objects
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Janet Wolff

several commentators have pointed out, Found is the only work of his to follow the guiding principles of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, which Rossetti founded in 1848 together with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, namely close attention to nature and realistic representation, returning to ideas and techniques which predated the high Renaissance. For Millais and Hunt, the PRB doctrine also meant engaging with modern moral issues. It has been suggested that Rossetti’s lack of art training contributed to his avoidance of contemporary scenes, and that the

in Austerity baby
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Tania Anne Woloshyn

dissertations. In other words, even if they did exist they were not disseminated or discussed within the field among practitioners and so logically could not have been in general use. Instead we find written charts ( Fig. 2.14 ) or more affordable black-and-white photographs ( Figs. 2.2 – 2.3 ). The solar erythema’s un-‘fix’-able nature, its fickleness, can be partially accounted for by the issue of latency. In addition to

in Soaking up the rays