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The construction of Estonian national style under Soviet rule

JERLEI, Triin ;


When observing the commodities produced in the Soviet Union, one notices frequent references to pre-Soviet national culture. Estonia was no exception, demonstrating the emergence of a national style that existed in full accordance with the official Communist power. This style was created mostly through the use of visual references to pre-Soviet Estonian culture. Besides imagery, in some cases national references also included partial adopting of certain material practices. This paper focuses on the creation of Estonian national style under the Soviet power to determine its ideological roots and the strategies of imposing and materializing this construct.


Palavras-chave: Soviet Union, national identity, Estonia, industrial design, socialism,

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DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-02_009

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JERLEI, Triin; "The construction of Estonian national style under Soviet rule", p. 95-99 . In: Wong, Wendy Siuyi; Kikuchi, Yuko & Lin, Tingyi (Eds.). Making Trans/National Contemporary Design History [=ICDHS 2016 – 10th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2016.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2016-02_009

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