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September 12, 2007

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Michael Craig

The film "Architecture and the Russian Avant-garde" by Copernicus Films, is an exposition of Malevich's, as well as Tatlin's and Melnikov's philosphy with regard to the relationship between art, architecture and epoch. For more information abouit this film and how to acquire the DVD see www.copernicusfilms.narod.ru

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One-Way Street [Einbahnstrasse, 1928] was Walter Benjamin's first effort to break out of the narrow confines of the academy and apply the techniques of literary studies to life as it is currently lived. For Benjamin criticism encompasses the ordinary objects of life, the literary texts of the time, films in current release, and the fleeting concerns of the public sphere. Following Benjamin's lead, this blog is concerned with the political content of the aesthetic and representations of the political in the media. As Benjamin writes in One-Way Street, "He who cannot take sides should keep silent."

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