Osip Brik

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Photo by Alexander Rodchenko, 1924.
Born January 16, 1888(1888-01-16)
Moscow, Russia
Died February 22, 1945(1945-02-22) (aged 57)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Ne poputchitsa, 1923. Cover by Anton Lavinsky.

Osip Maksimovich Brik (Осип Максимович Брик; 1888–1945) was a Russian avant-garde writer and literary critic.

Writings[edit]

Editor[edit]

  • co-editor, Iskusstvo kommuny [Искусство коммуны], 19 issues, Moscow, Dec 1918-Apr 1919. (Russian)
  • editor, with Vladimir Mayakovsky, LEF, 7 numbers, Moscow: Gosizdat, 1923-25. (Russian)

Books, brochures[edit]

  • Ne poputchitsa [Не попутчица], Moscow, 1923. Cover by Anton Lavinsky. (Russian)

Selected articles[edit]

  • "Demokratizatsiya iskusstva", Letopis 7-8, Petrograd, Jul-Aug 1917, pp 298-302. (Russian)
  • "Zvukovye povtory" [Звуковые повторы], in Sborniki po teorii poeticheskogo yazyka, II, Petersburg, 1917, pp 24-62. (Russian)
  • "Moya pozitsiya", Novaia zhizn 193(197), 5[18] Dec 1917, p 4. (Russian)
    • "My Position", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), pp 79-80. (English)
  • "Avtonomnoe iskusstvo", Vecherniaia zvezda, 22 Jan 1918, p 2. (Russian)
    • "Autonomous Art", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), p 80. (English)
  • "Utselevshyy bog", Iskusstvo Kommuny, 29 Dec 1918, p 2. (Russian)
    • "A Preserved God", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), pp 80-82. (English)
  • "V poryadke dnya", in Iskusstvo v proizvodstve, Moscow, 1921, pp 7-8. (Russian)
    • "Our Agenda", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), pp 82-83. (English)
  • "Shkola konstruktivizma", Ogonek 20 (1923), p 6. (Russian)
    • "Our Agenda", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), p 84. (English)
  • О. Б., "V proizvodstvo!" [В производство], LEF 1, Moscow/Petrograd: Gosizdat, Mar 1923, pp 105-108. (Russian)
    • "Into Production!", trans. Richard Sherwood, Screen 12:4 (Winter 1971-72), pp 37-38; repr. in The Tradition of Constructivism, ed. Stephen Bann, New York: Viking Press, 1974, pp 83-85. (English)
  • "T.n. 'formalnyj metod'" [Т.н. 'формальный метод'], LEF 1, Moscow/Petrograd: Gosizdat, Mar 1923, pp 213-215. (Russian)
    • "The So-called 'Formal Method'", trans. Richard Sherwood, Screen 12:4 (Winter 1971-72), pp 42-44; repr. in Art in Theory, 1900-1990: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, eds. Charles Harrison and Paul Wood, Blackwell, 1992, pp 323-324. (English)
  • "Proz-rabota" [Проз-работа], Lef 4 (1924), p 59. (Russian)
    • "Production Work", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), pp 84-85. (English)
  • "Fotomontazh", Zaria Vostoka 683, 21 Sep 1924, p 4. (Russian)
    • "Photomontage", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), pp 85-87. (English)
  • "Od kartiny k sitsu" [От картины к ситцу], LEF 2:2, Moscow, 1924, pp 27-34. (Russian)
    • "From Pictures to Textile Prints", in Russian Art of the Avant-Garde: Theory and Criticism, 1902-1934, ed. John E. Bowlt, New York: Viking Press, 1976, pp 244-249. (English)
    • "From Picture to Calico-Print", trans. Richard Sherwood, Screen 12:4 (Winter 1971-72), pp 48-51; repr. in Art in Theory, 1900-1990: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, eds. Charles Harrison and Paul Wood, Blackwell, 1992, pp 324-328. (English)
  • "Chelovek bret cheloveka", Kino 27, 22 Sep 1925, p 2. (Russian)
  • "Fakt protiv anektoda", Vecherniaia Moskva, 14 Oct 1925, p 3. (Russian)
  • "Foto i kino", Sovetskoe kino 4-5 (1926), p 23. (Russian)
    • "Photo in Film", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), pp 92-93. (English)
  • "Kino v teatre Meyerkholda", Sovetskii ekran 19 (1926), pp 6-7. (Russian)
  • "Ostayus veren!", Kino 45, 8 Nov 1927, p 4. (Russian)
  • "Pobeda fakta", Kino 14, 5 Apr 1927, p 3. (Russian)
    • "Victory of Fact", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), pp 95-97. (English)
  • "Uchit pisateley" [Учить писателей], Novyi Lef 10 (1927), pp 33-37. (Russian)
    • "To Teach Writers", trans. Natasha Kurchanova, October 134 (Fall 2010), pp 101-104. (English)

Bibliography[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Vahan D. Barooshian, Brik and Mayakovsky, The Hague: Mouton, 1978, ix+157 pp. Reviews: Kemp-Welch (SS 1979), Lawton (SEEJ 1980). (English)
  • Anatolii Valiuzhenich, Osip Maksimovich Brik: materialy k biografii, Akmola: Niva, 1993. (Russian)
  • Natasha Kurchanova, Against Utopia: Osip Brik and the Genesis of Productivism, City University of New York, Graduate Center, 2005. Dissertation. (English)
  • Poetika i fonostilistika. Brikovskii sbornik, 1. Materialy mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferentsii "Pervye Brikovskie chteniia: poetika i fonostilistika", ed. G.V. Vekshin, Moscow: Moscow State University of Print Media, 2010. TOC, Colloquium. (Russian)
  • Natasha Kurchanova, "Osip Brik and the Politics of the Avant-Garde", October 134 (Fall 2010), pp 52-73. (English)
  • Poetika i fonostilistika. Brikovskiy sbornik, Moscow, 2010. Conference proceedings. TOC. (Russian)
  • Nikolay Volskii, "Ob odnoy idee O.M. Brika", TSQ 41 (Summer 2012), pp 58-73. (Russian)

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