The Art and Architecture of Russia
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By (author) George Heard Hamilton
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Art and Architecture of Russia by George Heard Hamilton
Book DescriptionThis revised and up-dated history confines itself to Russia west of the Urals, the Russia whose artistic beginnings lay in the response of a newly settled people to the impact of Christianity and the Byzantine Empire. In the first centuries the arts flourished and developed in the independent states and principalities, but gradually native schools in centres like Novgorod and Kiev gave way to centralization based on Moscow. From the emergence of Russia under Peter the Great until the late 19th century, specifically Russian qualities gave way to Western European inspiration and advice. However, as the 19th century developed, there was a reaction from foreign domination and this led to the rediscovery of native traditions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300053272
(225mm x 158mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 27-May-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author George Heard Hamilton
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Traces the origins and growth of modern art, assessing the intrinsic qualities of individual works and describing the social forces in play. The book covers various areas including works of Impressionism, Cubism, Constructivism and Surrealism.
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