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Shaping the mass mind: Frederick Kiesler and the psychology of selling (2017)
Book Chapter
Haran, B. (2017). Shaping the mass mind: Frederick Kiesler and the psychology of selling. In A. J. Clarke, & E. Shapira (Eds.), Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture, 63-76. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781474275637.ch-004

This paper concerns theories around the ‘psychology of selling’ advanced in New York at the end of the 1920s by two figures with strong Viennese connections. Kiesler was an avant-garde polymath—an ‘International Constructivist’ De Stijl member who br... Read More

Red Hashar: Louis Lozowick’s Representations of the Sovietization of Central Asia (2013)
Book Chapter
Haran, B. (2013). Red Hashar: Louis Lozowick’s Representations of the Sovietization of Central Asia. In W. Carter, B. Haran, & F. J. Schwartz (Eds.), Re-New Marxist Art History, 260-282. Art/Books Publishing

In 1931 the Russian-American artist Louis Lozowick travelled with members of the International Union of Revolutionary Writers to Tajikistan, one of the new Central Asian republics of the USSR. In Tajikistan, Lozowick chronicled the ‘sovietization’ of... Read More

Magic windows: Friedrich Kiesler and department store constructivism (2013)
Book Chapter
Haran, B. (2013). Magic windows: Friedrich Kiesler and department store constructivism. In J. C. Welchman (Ed.), Sculpture and the Vitrine, 69-94. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This paper concerns the use of Constructivist aesthetics by Friedrich Kiesler in window displays for Saks Fifth Avenue department store in New York in 1928. This event arguably concluded the dissipation of the revolutionary potential of Russian Const... Read More