The GAKhN dictionary: An introduction

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Devin Fore introduces the GAKhN Dictionary of Artistic Terms (1923–29), a selection of which is published in translation here for the first time. After a brief history of the State Academy of Artistic Sciences (GAKhN), which was established in 1921 and dissolved in 1930, Fore situates the unfinished collaboration between the academy's Section of Visual Arts and the Philosophical Department in the context of GAKhN's larger commitment to democratizing knowledge, and he suggests that what emerges from these dictionary entries are the contours of a program for a positivist aesthetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-40
Number of pages2
Issue number162
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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