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: 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
Описание: This beautiful book explores the diplomatic, trade and cultural exchanges between the courts of Britain and Russia, from the reign of Henry VIII to the death of Charles II. Through the material life of the courts, the gifts of the diplomats and the commissions of the monarchs, the book presents an overview of privileged living in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - illustrating the material life of the leading personalities of the period. Engaging and authoritative, Treasures of the Royal Courts uses superb new photography to illustrate chapters on diplomacy, silver, portraits, miniatures, arms and armour, heraldry, textiles and jewellery by experts from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Kremlin Museum, Moscow.
Автор: Chapman Martin Название: Royal Treasures From The Louvre ISBN: 3791352733 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783791352732 Издательство: Prestel Publishing Limited Цена: 2857 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: French decorative arts reached their pinnacle in craftsmanship and design between the reign of Louis XIV and the Revolution, beginning with the sumptuous works of art made at the Gobelins manufactory which was established to furnish the royal palaces and continuing with the luxury pieces made in specialist workshops across Paris until the end of the ancient regime. Royal Treasures from the Louvre reveals the story of patronage and collecting among the French kings and queens with some of the greatest works of art from the collection of the Louvre Museum, Paris, alongside illuminating essays describing the history and background of these beautiful royal objects. Drawing from the works in the museum's extraordinary Department of Decorative Art, Royal Treasures from the Louvre examines the full breadth of decorative arts in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France, offering readers a generous view into the splendour of the French court.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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.
Автор: Tate Enterprises, Ltd. Название: Treasures of British Art ISBN: 0789205416 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789205414 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 994 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A spectacular mini guide to the Tate`s art treasures in full colour.
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