Описание: Selling Russia’s Treasures documents one of the great cultural dramas of the twentieth century: the sale, by a cash-hungry Soviet government, of the artistic treasures accumulated by the Russian royal family, aristocracy, and church over the centuries and nationalized after the October 1917 revolution. An astonishing variety of objects, from icons and illuminated manuscripts to Faberge eggs and Old Master paintings, entered the collections of wealthy westerners like Andrew Mellon; in fact, the canvases he purchased from the Hermitage now form the core of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Written by the leading experts in the field and long regarded as the definitive treatment of its subject, the original Russian edition of Selling Russia’s Treasures is sought after by scholars and laymen alike. Now, for the first time, this important book is made available in English, in a revised and expanded edition that includes new material on the secret files of the Hermitage, the sale of religious art, and the loss of twentieth-century French paintings from the Museum of New Western Art.
Numerous color plates reunite long-dispersed masterworks, if only on the page, and rare photographs and archival documents help bring the buried history of the “Stalin sales” to light. Several appendices—including a checklist of pieces sold from Russia’s crown jewels, a chronology, and biographies of key figures—add to the value of this volume, which not only reveals an important episode of cultural history, but is also relevant to contemporary debates about museum deaccessioning and the repatriation of cultural objects.
Автор: Groening Matt Название: The Simpsons Family History ISBN: 141971399X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781419713996 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: от 2237 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: In 2014, The Simpsons will have been on the air for 25 years. It is the longest running American sitcom, the longest running animated series and the longest running primetime, scripted television series. In any list of the world’s leading families, the Simpsons would stand out.
The Simpson family is often described as being “dysfunctional,” but it would be more accurate to say that in their quarter century of existence they have proven to be multifunctional, capable of Shakespearean wit, possessors of numerous and impressive talents and skills, paragons of emotional intelligence and vastly knowledgeable about virtually everything. The Simpsons Family History tells the story of this typical, but also completely remarkable, family—rites of passage, milestones, achievements, travels (in space and time), genealogy and more.
This large-format, richly illustrated book is the ultimate family album. It is also the first Simpsons book to pay tribute to the extraordinary visual artistry that has made The Simpsons the most consistently entertaining, enlightening and inventive show in the history of television.
Автор: Beckham Andrew Название: Lost Christmas Gift ISBN: 1616891025 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781616891022 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 1965 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: Sixty years after his father left to be a mapmaker in the war in Europe, Emerson Johansson received a package that had been lost in the mail for decades. The package contained a most extraordinary gift: an exquisite book Johansson s father lovingly handmade detailing an extraordinary adventure they shared together just months before his departure. This book tells the tale of how father and son set out into the mountains on Christmas Eve to cut a tree, but get caught in a dangerous blizzard. Lost in the snow, they are helped by a mysterious figure, a silvery man who does not speak but leaves them a series of gifts that help them survive and who ultimately leads them home in an almost magical way. The enigmatic man's image is not captured in the photographs the boy took with his new camera, pictures he believed, until now, were long lost. Little did he know that his father had taken the photographs, and drawing on vellum overlays from his own memory of that night's events, meticulously reconstructed, mapped, and narrated their adventure, revealing that the curious man in the woods was, in fact, no stranger, but somebody well known to us all. This book, destined to become a Christmas classic, is a faithful facsimile of the magnificent handcrafted present Johnasson s father sent him, and a poignant reminder that the best gifts, of memory, family, and the kindness of strangers, transcend time but never our understanding.
Автор: Brown Jeffrey Название: Darth Vader and Family Notecards ISBN: 1452138079 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781452138077 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 1137 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This collection of new charming and humorous illustrations from Jeffrey Brown`s bestselling Darth Vader series is perfect for sending greetings to friends or anyone in need of galactic good cheer.
Описание: A pocket-sized tour of one of the world's great museums The collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, encompasses more than 450,000 works of art, from ancient coins, gems, and mummies to work by some of today's most celebrated contemporary artists, and everything in between. This attractive little volume illustrates a selection of these remarkable holdings, including highlights of the museum's famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, its unrivaled collection of Asian art, and spectacular works from all eras of American history. The perfect memento of the MFA, this best-selling Tiny FolioTM has been updated throughout and features all-new color photography. Art of the Americas * Art of Europe * Contemporary Art * Prints, Drawings, and Photographs * Art of the Ancient World * Art of Asia, Africa, and Oceania * Textile and Fashion Arts * Musical Instruments
Автор: Rockwell, Norman Название: Norman Rockwell`s christmas book ISBN: 0810982625 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780810982628 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 2632 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Features art including children sleigh-riding, families caroling and Santa preparing for his big night, in addition to 15 images culled from the author`s extensive archive. This title includes Christmas poems and stories from beloved writers such as Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Hans Christian Anderson and Lewis Carroll.
Описание: Most people who want to understand the world and manage their daily lives can t get very far without lists. In addition to our personal to-do and shopping lists, there are published lists about everything from best sellers and endangered animals to the most popular children s names in any given year. We categorize and arrange things in order to provide an overview or examine them in a certain light. Family Face visualizes our penchant for sorting in playful and entertaining ways. The book presents lighthearted yet compelling work by illustrators, designers, and the creators of infographics that visually structures the stuff of our daily lives. Whether looking at pasta, poets, sneakers, birds, or whole cities, the small is classified into the big. For the past few years, young creatives from around the world have been developing new visual storytelling techniques that have become more prominent in newspapers and magazines as well as textbooks and company reports. Now, Family Face showcases an outstanding selection of their innovative display formats. From delicate illustrations of fish to collages of flags, from pictograms of New York City skyscrapers to symbols representing Hollywood hairstyles, the featured work represents an impressive spectrum of visual possibilities. In very different ways, all of the examples tell interesting stories with subjects that might otherwise be boring and dry and show how enjoyable arranging things can be. Family Face continues the inspiring journey into what is state-of-the-art in illustration, data visualization, and visual storytelling that began with Gestalten titles such as Around the World. Thanks to this book, it has never been so much fun to look at lists!
Автор: National Gallery Publications, Ltd. Название: Treasures of the national gallery, London ISBN: 0789204827 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789204820 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 932 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This Tiny Folio book highlights the works of The National Gallery, London, which has one of the most magnificent--and the most beloved--collections of paintings in the world. Founded in 1824, the National Gallery houses a rich and comprehensive range of European painting from the Middle Ages to the 1920s. Among the works represented in this colorful and compact survey of the Gallery's collection are masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Paul C zanne, as well as some lesser-known delights. Located on Trafalgar Square, in the heart of London, the original Wilkins Building has recently been extended by the handsome new Sainsbury Wing, which contains some of the world's greatest paintings.
Автор: Sherwood, Shirley Rix, Martyn Название: Treasures of botanical art ISBN: 1842463683 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781842463680 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 3130 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Marks the inaugural exhibition of the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew. This book features 200 paintings and drawings from both the Kew and Shirley Sherwood collections, providing an overview of the artists from the 1600s through to contemporary artists, and demonstrating the importance of botanical illustration.
Описание: In the 18th century, the Russian Empress Catherine the Great and some of her courtiers developed a taste for British art, and collected some spectacular
items. This study tells the story of the acquisition of these treasures and of the cultural relations between Russia and Britain at that time.
Описание: In England, gardening and garden-visiting are national obsessions. More than 80 years ago, the National Gardens Scheme (NGS) was founded with the aim of raising money for charity by opening gardens of quality and interest to the public. In the first year, some 600 gardens were opened. Today, over 3800 gardens – many of them privately owned and opened for just a few days each year – are listed in The Yellow Book, the annual guide published by the NGS. The Gardens of England gives you the opportunity to enjoy 50 of the country’s greatest garden gems from the comfort of your armchair. Each of the five chapters is written by a different leading gardens expert, and surveys 10 gardens opened as part of the NGS during a particular period. George Plumptre, Chief Executive of the NGS, provides an engaging introduction on garden-visiting, and 12 well-known gardeners offer a personal account of their favourite NGS garden. Featuring established and new gardens of all styles, this is a book that no lover of the English garden should be without.
Автор: Norman Rockwell Family Agency Inc. Название: Norman Rockwell`s Treasury for Fathers ISBN: 1419706187 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781419706189 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 1654 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: In the tradition of the bestselling Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book and Norman Rockwell's Spirit of America, this third book in Abrams' Norman Rockwell series will focus on "dear ol' Dad." Like the previous books in the series, it will pair Rockwell's illustrations with songs, poetry, short stories and excerpts from novels, all of which convey the spirit of fatherhood. In addition, it will contain a chapter on the quintessential pastimes enjoyed by fathers and their children, including playing catch, skipping stones, flying kites and fishing, as well as easy to follow instructions that make these hobbies accessible for any dad. Norman Rockwell's Treasury for Fathers will be a perfect Father's Day gift, but also suitable for other special occasions, including a birthday or Christmas.
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