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
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.
Автор: Sheila R. Canby Название: Shah `Abbas Remaking of Iran (pb) ISBN: 0714124524 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714124520 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2586 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Shah Abbas I was one of Iran`s most influential leaders. This book brings together an array of treasures that were given to Iran`s shrines during Shah Abbas` reign. It traces the story of the Safavid dynasty (1501-1722), a period of dynamic religious and political development in Iran.
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 of Art Название: Treasures of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism ISBN: 0789204916 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789204912 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1010 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This delightful compendium presents the National Gallery`s superb collection of much-loved Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, sculpture, prints, and drawings. 300 full-color illus.
Автор: Michael Brandt Peter Barnet & Название: Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim ISBN: 0300196997 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300196993 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1864 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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.
Автор: Art Institute of Chicago Название: Treasures of 19th and 20th Century Painting ISBN: 0789204029 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789204028 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 932 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the Director of the Art Institute of Chicago comes a fascinating and handsomely illustrated miniature book which presents well-loved masterpieces of modern art. 300 full-color illus.
Автор: M. Michel Laclotte Название: Treasures of the Louvre ISBN: 0789204061 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789204066 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 932 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: Abbado, Adriano Название: Audiovisual Art ISBN: 8857222233 ISBN-13(EAN): 9788857222233 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 4138 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The different techniques of realization and presentation of audiovisual art, the thought of the protagonists and the results of their artistic research. What links exist between sounds and abstract images?What were the first audiovisual instruments?What was the influence of music on Kandinsky s work?What are the most relevant audiovisual installations?What are the relationships between VJs and live cinema?And, what is synesthesia? "Masters of Visual Music" answers these and many other questions concerning the relationship between art and music, spanning from Toulouse-Lautrec to Nam June Paik, from Handel to Xenakis, and from Wilfred to Kurokawa. It is an in-depth study focused on both historical experience and contemporary research, illustrated by 150 colour images. The association between images and music aroused the curiosity of a numberof artists and thinkers of the past, it stimulated artistic creativity in the twentieth century and continues to be a topic of great interest today. This book aims to take stock of the situation, now that abstract audiovisual art, having reached maturity, is enjoying a new season of renewed vitality."
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