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. This title offers an account of the treasures of the dynasty - including exquisite jades, silver and goldwork, bronzes and ceramics.
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: Allen Название: British Art Treasures from Russian Imperial Collections in the Hermitage ISBN: 0300069464 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300069464 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 8250 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) 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: Art Institute of Chicago Название: Treasures of 19th and 20th Century Painting ISBN: 0789204029 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789204028 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1335 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This Tiny Folio book highlights some of the most celebrated European and American paintings from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that are part of the permanent collection at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Автор: M. Michel Laclotte Название: Treasures of the Louvre ISBN: 0789204061 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789204066 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1335 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: With superb reproductions of nearly 400 of the museums most renowned masterpieces, this glorious little volume provides a grand tour in miniature of the Louvre`s unparalleled collection, and highlights the extraordinary range of artistic traditions that have gradually found their place in this museum.
Автор: Michael Brandt Peter Barnet & Название: Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim ISBN: 0300196997 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300196993 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2803 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Hildesheim, Germany, was a leading centre of art between 1000 and 1250, when outstanding precious works, such as the larger-than-life size Ringelheim Crucifix, illuminated manuscripts lavishly bound in jewelled covers, and a monumental bronze baptismal font, were commissioned for its churches and cathedral. In 1985, UNESCO designated St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church in Hildesheim a world cultural heritage site, recognizing them as monuments of medieval art with exceptionally rich treasures. Despite its significance, Hildesheim's incomparable collection of medieval church furnishings is little known outside of Germany. This book provides the first comprehensive examination in English of the city's treasures, its leading role in the art of the Middle Ages, and its churches' history of commissioning and collecting outstanding objects. Highlighting fifty precious and rare works, this book beautifully illustrates some of the great masterpieces of medieval church art.
Название: Treasures of The Uffizi ISBN: 0789205750 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789205759 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1335 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Italy`s most famous museum, the Uffizi in Florence, houses a spectacular collection of Renaissance art as well as works by later masters.
Автор: Caygill, Marjorie Название: Treasures of the British Museum ISBN: 0714150622 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714150628 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 4125 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This timely new edition brings the story up to date, with chapters on important acquisitions made by the Museum in the last fifteen years, including the Warren Cup and the `Queen of the Night`. A beautiful redesign incorporating full colour photography throughout gives this classic volume a fresh new look.
Описание: This time it’s all about dogs in this amusing addition to the 1,000 series, 1,000 Dog Portraits showcases a compilation of quirky, fun, fanatical illustrations, paintings, and drawings from artists around the globe.
Featuring all your favorite pups from hounds and working dogs, to terriers, mutts and many more! Discover amazing renditions of dogs through a diverse range of artistic talent in portraiture and enjoy truly inspired art in this stunning collection.
Описание: The demanding practice of pietre dure, first used in ancient times, enjoyed a spectacular revival in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This catalogue provides a comprehensive history of pietre dure, a virtuoso form of hardstone carving that reached an artistic peak in Italy in the 16th century and subsequently spread throughout Europe.
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.