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The Chaplin machine

Owen Hatherley

The Chaplin machine

slapstick, Fordism and the Communist avant-garde

by Owen Hatherley

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion pictures,
  • Influence,
  • Avant-garde (Aesthetics),
  • Fordism,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical reference and index.

    StatementOwen Hatherley
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1993.5.S65 H38 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 232 pages
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27216468M
    ISBN 100745336019
    ISBN 109780745336015
    OCLC/WorldCa920733816

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It tells the happy end-less story of a group of artists and ‘politicians’ whom after having successfully destroyed the old world tried to create Author: Owen Hatherley.

"The Chaplin Machine traces an enjoyably idiosyncratic path back and forth between film studios and factories on opposing continents. This book was partly developed out of Hatherley’s postgraduate research, and so is more academic and less pithy and personal in tone than his previous publications on modernist architecture, austerity nostalgia and : Owen Hatherley.

He is the author of numerous books on architecture and culture, including The Chaplin Machine (Pluto Press, ), Trans-Europe Express (Penguin, ), A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (Verso, ) and Militant Modernism (Zero, ). Art and design books The Chaplin Machine by Owen Hatherley review – how ‘humourless’ communism embraced slapstick comedy Charlie Chaplin was the ideal actor for members of the Soviet avant garde, Author: Pamela Hutchinson.

The Chaplin Machine reveals the lighter side of the Communist avant-garde and its unlikely passion for American slapstick. Set against the backdrop of the great Russian revolutionary experiment, Owen Hatherley tells the tragic-comedic story of the cinema, art and architecture of the early 20th Century and spotlights the unlikely intersections of East and West/5(9).

The Chaplin Machine reveals the lighter side of the Communist avant-garde and, in particular, its unlikely passion for American slapstick. Set against the backdrop of the great Russian revolutionary experiment, Owen Hatherley tells the tragic-comedic story of the cinema, art and architecture of the early 20th Century and spotlights the unlikely intersections of East and West.

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Owen Hatherley talks about his book 'The Chaplin Machine: Slapstick, Fordism and the Communist Avant-Garde'. Set against the backdrop of the great Russian revolutionary experiment, he. The Chaplin Machine teems with exciting histories, possibilities, outrages and revelations. This brilliantly researched and beautifully written lightning bolt of a book approaches art and its history from a completely new point of the compass, and its readers will never again see the last century as they once did!Author: Owen Hatherley.

Constructing the Chaplin Machine The Constructivist International Encounters the American Comedians 35 2. Red Clowns to the Rescue Biomechanics in Film, Factory and Circus 65 3.

No Rococo Palace for Buster Keaton Architectures of Americanism 4. The Rhythm of Socialist Construction Soviet Sound Film and the Creation of an Industrial.

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Turning upside down the common view that the Communist avant-garde was austere and humourless, he reveals an unexpected comedic streak which found its inspiration in the slapstick of the American performers Charlie Chaplin and Buster : Owen Hatherley. The Chaplin Machine reveals the lighter side of the Communist avant-garde and its unlikely passion for American slapstick.

Set against the backdrop of the great Russian revolutionary experiment, Owen Hatherley tells the tragic-comedic story of the cinema, art and architecture of the early 20th Century and spotlights the unlikely intersections of East and : Pluto Press.

Published on A clip from the film "Modern Times" starring Charlie Chaplin as "The Tramp" struggling to live in modern industrial society with the help of. The Chaplin machine of the book’s title offers the possibility of an “Americanism in technology, Bolshevism in politics, [and] slapstick in everyday live.”.

Could Buster Keaton have starred in Battleship Potemkin?*BR**BR*Did Trotsky plan to write the great Soviet comedy?*BR**BR*And why did Lenin love circus clowns?*BR**BR*The Chaplin Machine reveals the lighter side of the Communist avant-garde and its unlikely passion for American slapstick.The Chaplin Machine reveals the lighter side of the Communist avant-garde and, in particular, its unlikely passion for American slapstick.

Set against the backdrop of the great Russian revolutionary experiment, Owen Hatherley tells the tragic-comedic story of the cinema, art and architecture of the early 20th Century and spotlights the unlikely intersections of East and West."--Publisher.“Machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts!

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