Picturing Russia: Explorations In Visual Culture

Brand: Yale University Press
SKU: DADAX0300164211
ISBN : 9780300164213
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Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture

What can Russian images and  objects—a tsar’s crown, a provincial  watercolor album, the Soviet Pioneer Palace—tell us about the Russian people and their culture?

This wide-ranging book is the first to explore the visual culture of Russia  over the entire span of Russian history, from ancient Kiev to contemporary, post-Soviet society. Illustrated with more than one hundred diverse and fascinating images, the book examines the ways that Russians have represented themselves visually, understood their visual environment, and used visual images in social and political contexts. Expert contributors discuss images and objects from all over the Russian/Soviet empire, including consumer goods, architectural monuments, religious icons, portraits, news and art photography, popular prints, films, folk art, and more.

Each of the concise and accessible essays in the volume offers a fresh interpretation of Russian cultural history. Putting visuality itself in focus as never before, Picturing Russia adds an entirely new dimension to the study of Russian literature, history, art, and culture. The book enriches our understanding of visual documents and shows the variety of ways they serve as far more than mere illustration.

Specifications of Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture

GENERAL
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-100300164211
ISBN-139780300164213
PublisherYale University Press
Number Of Pages336
Publication Date2010-04-06
DIMENSIONS
Height9.7 inch.
Length6.5 inch.
Width0.7 inch.
Weight1.68 pounds.

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