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The personality cult of Stalin in Soviet posters, 1929-1953: archetypes, inventions and fabrications

Pisch, Anita


Although the literature on Stalinist propaganda is enormous, there has been no dedicated study on the marketing of Stalin’s personality cult in posters during the Stalinist period. This thesis is an attempt to fill this lacuna. From 1929 till 1953, the retouched image of Iosif Stalin became a central symbol in Soviet propaganda across all artistic and cultural genres. Images of an omniscient Stalin appeared in the media of Socialist Realist painting, statuary, monumental architecture, friezes,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-07-14
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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