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.
Описание: This all-star tribute features many of today's top rock journalists from Rolling Stone, CREEM, Billboard, and more, as well as reflections on the band from some of rock's greatest performers, including members of the Kinks, Aerosmith, Heart, Mott the Hoople, the Minutemen, the Hold Steady, and many more.
Glorious concert and behind-the-scenes photography cover the band from the first shows in 1968 as the New Yardbirds through today. More than 450 rare concert posters, backstage passes, tickets, LPs and singles, t-shirts, buttons, and more illustrate the book. A discography and tour itinerary complete the package, making a book as epic as the band it documents.
Created from the ashes of the Yardbirds by guitarist and session wizard Jimmy Page, Led Zeppelin featured virtuoso bass player John Paul Jones, gonzo drummer John Bonham, and Robert Plant, a vocalist like no other before him. The band single-handedly defined what rock 'n' roll could be, leaving in their wake tales as tall or as real as we wanted them to be.
All of that, plus exclusive commentary from Ray Davies of the Kinks, Steve Earle, Kid Rock, Ace Frehley of Kiss, Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, Lenny Kravitz, Dolly Parton, and many more make this book one that no fan of Led Zeppelin will want to miss!
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: Lin Название: The Search for Immortality - Tomb Treasures of Han China ISBN: 0300184344 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300184341 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 7277 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: During the last two centuries BC, the Western Han dynasty of China forged the first stable empire covering all of China and presided over a golden age that shaped much of subsequent Chinese art and culture. From family values to the structure of the civil service, Han thinking and philosophy continue to pervade Chinese society up to the present day - indeed, the majority of Chinese people consider themselves 'Han Chinese'. In their search for immortality, the Han imperial family left an artistic legacy of spectacular beauty and power.
The finest of these treasures to have survived - including exquisite jades, silver and goldwork, bronzes and ceramics - have been found in the tombs of the Han imperial family and of a rival 'emperor' of Nanyue and are brought together for the first time in a landmark exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. The accompanying catalogue, written by an international team of leading scholars in the field, presents a ground-breaking account and is sumptuously illustrated by nearly 500 striking photographs, many of them specially commissioned.
Описание: For centuries, China`s Forbidden City has captured the world`s imagination. Yet the elegant, intimate Qianlong Garden - itself within a `mini-Forbidden City` inside the Forbidden City - has remained sequestered from public view. This title gives an analysis of the garden, which is one of the most refined and elegant of imperial Chinese gardens.
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.
Автор: National Gallery Publications, Ltd. Название: Treasures of the national gallery, London ISBN: 0789204827 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789204820 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 994 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: 3459 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.
Название: Treasures from the National Trust ISBN: 1905400454 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781905400454 Издательство: Anova Рейтинг: Цена: 3812 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The National Trust owns and cares for important collection of antiques in Britain. This book features the collection and is suitable for those with little knowledge of art history and antiques as well as those more versed in the subjects. It features the work of various painters, designers and craftsmen and gives a visual context for the artworks.
Автор: Caygill, Marjorie Название: Treasures of the British Museum ISBN: 0714150622 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714150628 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2859 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The British Museum is the most magnificent treasure-house in the world. The wealth and range of its collections is unequalled by any other national museum. This title reveals and delights the reader with the stories behind these treasures and many more.
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.
Описание: On July 2, 1900, Ferdinand Graf Zeppelin made the first ascent in an airship of his own design. The flight was initially viewed with skepticism, however public opinion changed after the destruction of his fourth airship at Echterdingen. Zeppelin received so many donations that not only was he able to found his own companies for the purpose of building airships, but also production facilities for the development and manufacture of engines, transmissions, shells, gas cells, airship hangars and even the construction of aircraft. All of these companies enjoyed a tremendous upswing during the First World War. After the war the Zeppelin airship company took some time to get back on its feet, but then produced its crowning achievements the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin and the LZ 129 Hindenburg memories of which still remain alive and influence the present. Author Hans Knausel describes the Zeppelin story with a critical look at the economic and political effects of the period, from the beginning until the destruction of the Hindenburg in 1937. He also discusses airships built in other countries using the Zeppelin system, as well as the hangars and landing masts vital to operation of the big airships.
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