Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design: 1880-1930

Masterpieces of Russian Stage Design: 1880-1930

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by John E. Bowlt, Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky, Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky
     
 

Charts one of the most important interludes within the Russian cultural Renaissance of the early 20th Century.
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Charts one of the most important interludes within the Russian cultural Renaissance of the early 20th Century.

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Anyone interested in the theater will enjoy leafing through this book, but the text also makes it a resource for specialists in the history of Russian stage design.
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Anyone interested in the theater will enjoy leafing through this book, but the text also makes it a resource for specialists in the history of Russian stage design.
Library Journal
In this first volume of a projected two-volume work, Bowlt (Slavic languages & literature, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles; Moscow & St. Petersburg 1900–1920: Art, Life, & Culture of the Russian Silver Age) explores the art of the Russian stage through the collection of Nina and Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky. Four fluent, readable essays will offer much to higher level students of Russia’s history, theater, culture, and art. Major movements and figures are covered, and the role of theater and stage design within the larger art world is addressed. Bowlt also explores the motivations of the collectors and contrasts the art of collecting with the academic study of works of art. In addition, the book features extensive additional lists and directories, such as “Russian Art Groups” and “Russian-Born Artists Active as Set and Costume Designers Outside Russia (1909–62).” The artwork is presented beautifully: the book features over 200 full-page brightly colored illustrations.

Verdict Academic libraries should consider this worthy title for their art and/or Russian studies collections; however, few public libraries will find this to be a suitable purchase.—Jennifer Naimzadeh, Richland Cty. Lib., Columbia, SC(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851496884
Publisher:
Antique Collectors Club Dist
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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