FROM SCIENCE TO SYSTEMS IN ART On Russian Abstract Art and Language 1910/1920

Patricia Railing

154 pp Many mono illus.
Published 1989 Paperback £15.00
ISBN 0 946311 05 6


Reviewed by Christina Lodder (University of St Andrews), The Slavic and East European Review, Vol. 69, No. 1, Jan 1991: “This is a bold book, which takes a stimulating overview of the interrelationships of art history, artistic theory, literary theory, art, and poetry. It also adds an important new dimension to our understanding of cultural developments and those subtle interactions between Russia and the West which provide so much of the fascination of the 1910s…. This small book is eminently worth reading.”

Other reviews:

John Milner, Times Literary Supplement, 31 Aug – 6 Sept 1990
Helen James, British Journal of Aesthetics 31-1 Jan 1991
Peter Stupples, New Zealand Slavonic Journal 1991
David Geary, The Structurist, University of Saskatchewan, No 31/32, 1991/92
Ray Lauzzana, Languages of design, Vol 1, No 3, Aug 1993