Russian Folk Art

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Russian Folk Art describes the traditions, styles, and functions of a broad range of objects made by Russian peasant artists for local use and by specialized artisans for trade.

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Russian Folk Art describes the traditions, styles, and functions of a broad range of objects made by Russian peasant artists for local use and by specialized artisans for trade.

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Describes the traditions, styles, and functions of a broad range of objects made by Russian peasant artists and artisans, from goblets and dippers to clothing and window frames. Abundantly illustrated with examples from Russian museums, including 20 color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Alison Hilton is Wright Family Professor of Art History and Director of the M.A. Program in Art and Museum Studies at Georgetown University. She is author of Kazimir Malevich, 1878—1935 and author (with Norton T. Dodge) of New Art from the Soviet Union: The Known and the Unknown.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Note on Transliteration
Abbreviations
1 Tradition and Discovery 3
2 Village and Izba 18
3 Domestic Tasks and Tools 29
4 Specialization and Originality: Some Peasant Artists 42
5 Wood and Carved Ornament 63
6 Painting on Wood 75
7 Textile Arts and Costume 86
8 Beyond the Village: Specialized Crafts and Urban Folk Art 98
9 Toys in All Media 123
10 Amulet, Ornament, and Ritual 135
11 Transformation of the Slavic Legacy 155
12 Heraldic Beasts and Guardian Figures: The Evolution of Motifs 168
13 Scenes from Life and Forms from the Past 186
14 Serf Artists, Peasant Painters, and the Rise of Genre 197
15 National Art and Folk Art 215
16 Artistic Renewal 227
17 Folk Art and New Languages of Art 245
18 Reshaping Folk Art in the Soviet Era 257
Glossary 285
Notes 289
Selected Bibliography 337
Index 347
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