Twentieth-century Russian and East European Painting in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
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Twentieth-century Russian and East European Painting in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection by John E. Bowlt
Book DescriptionAt the heart of this pioneering study - the result of exhaustive comparative research in Russian, European and American collections - is an illustrated catalogue which provides detailed descriptions of each work in the context of the artist's career and the broader artistic developments of the age. The condition, provenance, and previous location of the works are also detailed. The catalogue is introduced by three essays: The Russian Avant-Garde, the Hungarian Avant-Garde, and the history of the collecting of Russian Avant-Garde art. The volume concludes with artists' biographies, bibliographical information, a glossary and index. A catalogue of 59 works, written by two of the most eminent scholars in the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780302006191
(356mm x 260mm x 48mm)
Imprint: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Why collect Russian stage designs? Why write about them? These questions are not rhetorical or idly academic. They have real historical, intellectual, and commercial relevance. Answers may vary, but surely a primary response must be that, quite simply, Russian stage designs are immensely pleasing to the eye.
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Author Biography - John E. Bowlt
John E. Bowlt is Professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Southern California, where he is also Director of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture and has published widely on aspects of modern russian art. Nicoletta Misler is Professor of Modern East European Art at the Instituto Universitario Orientale, Naples, where she lectures on both contemporary Italian art and the russian Avant-Garde movement.
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