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Utopian visions. The ‘Cold War’ and its political aesthetics

  • What is the link between consumer society, fear of a nuclear war, design, modernity and utopia? According to the curators David Crowley and Jane Pavitt, the answer can be summarized in one concept: the Cold War. ‘Cold War Modern’ is an exhibit intending to show how the two postwar superpowers, the US and the USSR, engaged in aggressive contests in art, architecture and design in order to ‘demonstrate a superior vision of modernity’.

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Author:Muriel Blaive
URL:https://www.zeithistorische-forschungen.de/2-2008/4415
DOI:https://doi.org/10.14765/zzf.dok-1858
Parent Title (English):Zeithistorische Forschungen – Studies in Contemporary History
Publisher:ZZF – Centre for Contemporary History: Zeithistorische Forschungen
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Journal Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2009/05/15
Date of first Publication:2009/05/15
Release Date:2020/09/02
Volume Number:5
Issue:2
First Page:313
Last Page:322
ZZF Topic-Classification:Alltag
Politik
Kultur
Design
Kunst
Public History
Kalter Krieg
Ausstellungen
Materielle Kultur
Museen
Visual History
Transnationale Geschichte
Global History
Weltgeschichte
Internationale Beziehungen
Cold War Studies
Verflechtung
ZZF Chronological-Classification:1945-
ZZF Regional-Classification:regional übergreifend
Portal:Zeithistorische Forschungen
Zeithistorische Forschungen: Originalbeiträge:2 / 2008 Offenes Heft
Licence (German):License LogoZZF - Clio Lizenz