Описание: The photographs, drawings and texts published in this book are part of a collection of more than 3000 tattoos accumulated over a lifetime by prison attendant Danzig Baldev. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society. The icons and tribal languages he documented are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes just strange, reflecting as they do the lives and traditions of Russian convicts. These are the signs by which the people of this hidden world mark and identify themselves.
Описание: This second volume contains completely new drawings, text and photographs from Danzig Baldaev and Sergei Vasiliev. During his fifty years working as a prison guard in St Petersburg`s notorious Kresty Prison, Baldaev diligently recorded over 3,000 criminal tattoos, documenting their meaning within this closed society. This volume further explores the extremes of this incredible collection.
Описание: Documenting over 3,000 tattoo drawings, this title describes the motifs that represent the uncensored lives of Russian criminal classes, ranging from violence and pornography to politics and alcohol.
Автор: Amanita (Alexander Erashov) Название: Russian Alphabet Colouring Book ISBN: 0993191142 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780993191145 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1234 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (3 шт.) Описание: This alphabet colouring book for all ages marks the first publication of the graphic works of Russian artist Amanita. His fantastical images form a unique world – they are like modern variations of illustrated manuscripts, packed full with elements of Soviet and post-Soviet cultures. The book also works as an introduction to the Russian alphabet. Every drawing depicts a word beginning with each letter from the Cyrillic alphabet, also shown in English, giving a light-hearted guide as to how the letters look and sound. The subjects of his illustrations are wide ranging – from political leaders: Lenin, Gorbachev; to inanimate objects: Tupolev aircraft, Sputnik; via Tsars, cosmonauts and Constructivism – these classic Soviet themes are interwoven from one page to the next, all rendered in an abundance of detail. His amazing and skillful images define a previously unimagined graphic landscape that takes the humble colouring book into a new dimension. A perfect gift book.
Автор: Meller Susan Название: Russian textiles ISBN: 0810993813 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780810993815 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 5146 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Showcases the cotton textiles that were created and manufactured in Russia and exported to Central Asia from 1850 to 1950. An introductory essay describes the fascinating history of this influence of Middle Eastern and Western aesthetic styles. This work is illustrated with vintage photography from the turn of the 20th century.
Описание: Ilya Repin (1844-1930) is a key figure of Russian nineteenth-century realism; his career spanned a period of huge cultural, social and political change, bearing witness to the challenge to the Russian autocracy, the coming of the October Revolution and the dawn of the Soviet Union. From humble peasant beginnings Repin rose to a place of artistic pre-eminence and international acclaim and was the most important influence in shaping a distinctly Russian school of art. Through a series of successful but controversial works he addressed such issues as the hard lives of the peasants, the fate of revolutionary activists and Russian history, as well as painting some of the nation's greatest cultural figures, many of whom such as Tolstoy, Mussorgsky and Gorky he counted as personal friends.
The Russian Vision: The Art of Ilya Repin presents the life and work of the most celebrated Russian painted of his generation. A comprehensive survey of Repin's oeuvre, featuring a wealth of little-seen paintings; dramatic, distinctive images that evoke the hardships, pleasures and everyday routines of Russian society in the twilight years of Tsarist rule. Having declined in the twentieth century, Repin's reputation is growing again.
Combining close readings of all his major canvases, as well as many of his lesser-known works, within the broader context of Russian art, society and culture, written in an accessible style, David Jackson's book, featuring more than 100 colour plates of Repin s work, and telling the story of his life, will do much to help restore his stature
Автор: Francesco Tiradritte Название: Egyptian Wall Painting ISBN: 0789210053 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789210050 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 12474 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Ancient Egyptian civilization developed its own highly individual manner of expressing visible and invisible worlds - earth and the domain of the gods - through distinctive `languages.` This book presents an art, language, and culture of extraordinary richness.
Автор: Baldaev, Danzig Название: Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Postcards ISBN: 095689626X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780956896261 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1806 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers a set of 53 postcards that contains images. This title features motifs depicted that represent the uncensored lives of the criminal classes; their tattoos were a secret tribal language, a method of showing status within the prison system.
Автор: John E. Bowlt, Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky and Nin Название: Encyclopedia of Russian Stage Design: 1880-1930 ISBN: 1851497196 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781851497195 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 7350 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Furthermore, through their daring inventions, Russian artists of the first thirty years of the 20th century transformed, profoundly and permanently, our perception of stage design - and hence of the theatre. They belonged to an extraordinarily creative generation of impresarios, dancers, actors, patrons, and critics who inspired or at least made a major contribution to the international renaissance of the art of the stage, and in particular areas, e.g. the teaching and performing of ballet, their influence is still present today. However, in spite of the many published commentaries on the Russian theatre, in spite of the autobiographies and biographies of its leading representatives, and in spite of the scholarly appreciations of its various components (ballet, drama, opera), the subject of stage design in Russia has yet to be explored in all its manifestations. Each work presented here is documented as fully as possible, and includes curatorial data, provenance index, and references to relevant published sources, exhibitions; and variants such as copies and preliminary drawings. The catalogue raisonne addresses the issues of attribution, identification of stage production, and date of execution and adduces evidence in the form of bibliographical, archival, and photographic data, expert opinion, and circumstantial evidence in order to support assumptions and conclusions. 'The Encyclopedia of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930' has been published to accompany 'Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design 1880-1930'.
Описание: In 2010 the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver director Adam Lerner did something unheard of in the museum world: he mounted a large exhibition of paintings without first knowing whether they were real or fakes. Painted in the Suprematist and Constructivist style of early twentiethcentury Russian avantgarde masters, the 172 canvases had been acquired by amateur collectors Ron and Roger Pollard from a mysterious seller in Germany they met on eBay, who claimed the paintings were found in an abandoned shipping container held in German customs since the 1980s. In From Russia with Doubt, Lerner skillfully weaves together the tale from the initial eBay find to his controversial decision to exhibit the collection, guiding readers through the looking glass into the Byzantine corridors of the art world and beyond describing the owners' quest to authenticate and appraise the would-be masterpieces.
Автор: Williams Simon Название: Botanical Painting with Gouache ISBN: 184994265X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781849942652 Издательство: Anova Рейтинг: Цена: 2540 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: More and more people are using gouache in botanical painting and this is the first book on how to use this versatile medium. Gouache is an opaque water-based medium, often called body colour, which produces crisp, vibrant paintings. Leading botanical painter, Simon Williams, specializes in painting in gouache and this is his first book. Botanical Painting in Gouache is full of practical advice on all aspects of using the exciting medium of gouache and contains many step-by-step demonstration paintings. In addition to the sumptuous flower paintings there are also sections on painting, butterflies, birds and exotic and unusual plants from the rainforest.