Tag Archives: 1930’s

1936: Gold Were His Limbs where He Was Bird

In 1921, the Istituto nazionale dantesco in Milan commissioned a lavish edition of the Divine Comedy to celebrate the 600th anniversary of Dante’s death; the edition was to include an original color plate for each of the 100 canti of … Continue reading

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1939: The History of Spitting

The pioneering sociologist Norbert Elias published The Civilizing Process in 1939 with the aim of tracing how Europeans came to imagine what it meant to be “civilized.” In the book, he argues that increasing interdependence in society—in which difference social … Continue reading

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1930: Atlas

Boris Ignatovich: At the Hermitage, 1930

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1936: The Red Flag

Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times (1936)

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1939: Before the Parachute Opens

Tullio Crali: Before the Parachute Opens (1939)

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1930: Landscape

Konstantin Bogaevsky: Industrial Landscape (c. 1930)

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1935: Fixing her Hair

Serge Sudeikin: Fixing her Hair (Ruby Elzy in “Porgy and Bess,” 1935) (1935) (listen)

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