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King, David (Stephen Cohen).

Title The Commissar Vanishes. The Falsification of Photographs and Art in Stalin’s Russia. Preface by Stephen F Cohen. Photographs from the David King Collection.
Publisher New York An Owl Book. Henry Holt
Date 1999
Book ID 37257
First Edition  


P/b., quarto. 192pp., illustrated in b/w and colour. A very good, barely used copy. Clean and tight. Examining how Stalin manipulated the science of photography to advance his own political career and to erase the memory of his victims. On Stalin's orders, purged rivals were erased from group portraits, and crowd scenes of the faithful were altered to depict far larger numbers than had actually been present.
Price: £25.00

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