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Title :

Censorship of art books in the Soviet Union and its effect on the arts and on art libraries

Author :
SINITSYNA, Olga ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Although official censorship in the Soviet Union ceased over ten years ago, the effects in art and art libraries are still felt. Censored books were marked with a hexagon and relegated to closed stacks, which for many years were off limits to the public and library staff alike. Some of the banned material in the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature is analyzed here in an attempt to establish the reason why certain items were seen by the authorities as too harmful to be acceptable for general circulation. The fate of the second 'enemy' perceived by the Soviet censors, the original works of art and architecture, is also described. ;
Pagination/Size :
1 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Art ; Bibliothèque d'art ; Censure ; Livre ; Publication ; Régime soviétique (1917-1991) ; Russie, Fédération de ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Art ; Art libraries ; Books ; Censorship ; Publications ; Russian Federation ; Soviet regime (1917-1991) ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Art libraries journal, 1999, 24, 1
INIST identifier :
24968634 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0307-4722 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Art Libraries Society, Preston
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;