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Author Rice, Tamara Talbot.

Title A concise history of Russian art / Tamara Talbot Rice
Published London : Thames & Hudson, 1963


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Description 288 pages : illustrations (some color) portraits, map. ; 21 cm
Series Praeger world of art series
The world of art library. History of art
Praeger world of art series.
World of art library. History of art
Contents Russia prior to the Mongol invasion -- The Novgorodian perios -- Indigenous elements in architecture and the minor arts -- The Muscovite period -- Petersburgian architecture -- Sculpture and the minor arts -- Petersburgian paiting -- Some significant dates -- Selected bibliography -- List of illustrations -- Index
Summary The two faces of Russian art, one looking towards Europe, the other towards Asia, are a vivid symbol of Russia herself. Beginning in 10th century Kiev with complete dependance on Byzantine models, she evolved in the succeeding centuries a vigorous and highly individual style both in architecture and painting, of which the most lasting product was perhaps the icon. Peter the Great's enforced Westernization brought foreigners to Russia who decisively influenced the course of her art throughout the 18th and 19th centruies but around 1900 they rediscovered their own native traditions, leading to a Renaissance which put Russia in the forefront of artistic progress, of which Diaghilev's Ballets Russes was the first demonstration to the outside world. This book covers not only the major arts but also jewellery, ceramics and folk-art, which embody some of the most characteristisc work. Many photographs have been specially obtained from Russia and are reproduced here for the first time. (Inside cover)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 272-273
Subject Architecture -- Soviet Union.
Art -- Soviet Union -- History.
Art, Russian -- History.
Painting, Russian.
LC no. xcc00011709
ISBN 0500180229
050020005X (paperback)
Other Titles Russian art