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Arthur Holitscher: The Chaos of the Arts (1921)
The Chaos of the Arts (1921)
(p. 152 – 158)

Arthur Holitscher

The Chaos of the Arts (1921)

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  • History of photography
  • historic documents
  • revolution
  • Russia

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Arthur Holitscher

(1869–1941), was an author, primarily a travel writer. His travels included the United States (America: Today and Tomorrow, 1912) and also postrevolutionary Russia, which formed the basis for his first-hand account entitled Drei Monate in Sowjet-Russland (Three Months in Soviet Russia) (1921). Holitscher’s books were among those burned by the Nazis in 1933.
Other texts by Arthur Holitscher for DIAPHANES
Inke Arns (ed.), Igor Chubarov (ed.), ...: Nikolai Evreinov: »The Storming of the Winter Palace«

In 1920, the third anniversary of the October Revolution, The Storming of the Winter Palace was performed with a cast of 10,000. But as a reenactment this mass spectacle, directed by Nikolai Evreinov, was deceptive. It was intended to recall something—the storming of the Winter Palace as the beginning of the revolution—that it itself produced as a theatrical medium. This volume reconstructs the event with texts, photographs, and drawings, and shows how not only in the Soviet Union did the photograph of the theatrical “storming” become a historical document of the October Revolution.