Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Anarchism, 1914-18Internationalism, Anti-Militarism and War$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ruth Kinna and Matthew Adams

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993412

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993412.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 02 August 2021

Aestheticising revolution

Aestheticising revolution

Chapter:
(p.223) 10 Aestheticising revolution
Source:
Anarchism, 1914-18
Author(s):

Allan Antliff

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993412.003.0011

I examine anarchist debates in the U.S. concerning revolutionary violence before and after America joined the conflict in April, 1917, the strategies adopted by movement artists to address Statist violence and the cataclysm of war, and critiques of Communist violence during the Russian Revolution. Topics include reporter-artist Robert Minor's war coverage in the mass circulation New York Call newspaper (1915-16); Man Ray's 1914 painting War AD MCMXIV; the print portfolio Seven Ages of Man (1918) by Rockwell Kent; and critiques of war, capitalism and the State in the Blast, Mother Earth, Revolt and other publications. I track the ways in which anarchists, working across different sites of social engagement, condemned war as a Statist institution while promoting revolutionary violence in aesthetic terms as path to anarchism.

Keywords:   Aesthetics, United States, Russia, Violence, Revolution

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.