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: 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.
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: 9529 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.
Описание: Queen Maud of Norway was one of the best-dressed women of her age: a setter as well as a follower of fashion. Her wardrobe includes a range of creations, from her wedding trousseau of 1896 to the latest Worth designs of the 1930s, showing the changes in women`s lifestyles and fashions from Edwardian bustles to informal sportswear.
Описание: This book describes the development of fashionable English furnitur between the restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the death of Queen Anne in 1714. Based very largely on contemporary documents and on original and firmly documented furniture, together with the latest modern scholarship, it provides a closely-reasoned analysis of changing furniture sytles, together with much technical information on materials and processes. The author's radical new approach to the stylistic and structural analysis of furnitur will change perceptions of English furniture and establish a new chronology for late seventeenth and early eighteenth century English furntiure. This extensively illustrated book is the first comprehensive review of the subect for nearly one hundred years.
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: 3238 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.
Автор: Art Institute of Chicago Название: Treasures of 19th and 20th Century Painting ISBN: 0789204029 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789204028 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1542 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: 1542 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.
Название: Queen, On Camera, Off Guard ISBN: 1862059071 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781862059078 Издательство: Anova Рейтинг: Цена: 6864 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Queen: On Camera, Off Guard includes a fantastic selection of rare images from one of the world`s best-loved supergroups - featuring pictures from 1969 to 1991.
Автор: Tate Enterprises, Ltd. Название: Treasures of British Art ISBN: 0789205416 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789205414 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1491 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: A spectacular mini guide to the Tate`s art treasures in full colour.
Автор: National Gallery Publications, Ltd. Название: Treasures of the national gallery, London ISBN: 0789204827 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789204820 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1491 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.
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