From the 18th century, Russia looked to the West, observed the latest fashions and set about creating its own unique style built upon the country's multiple natural and human resources. Art and literature flourished and Russians revelled in their individualism. A romantic, nostalgic and deeply religious people, they treasure their possessions, adore colour and pattern and successfully create interiors that are a reminder of leisurely family gatherings and old-fashioned hospitality. Featuring over 200 specially commissioned photographs of previously unseen locations, combined with fascinating text, which delves into the complexities of Russia's problematic history, THE RUSSIAN HOUSE offers a rare view of a lifestyle that is fast disappearing.
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(250mm x 250mm x 21mm)
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Author Biography - Ella Krasner
Andreas von Einsiedel is a London based photographer who is a constant contributor to numerous design and decoration magazines such as House & Garden, Architectural Digest and World of Interiors among many others. To date he has completed commissions for over twenty books, in a wide range of styles, including The Provencal House. Johanna Thornycroft has been passionate about architecture and design for many years. A regular contributor to a wide range of international interior and lifestyle magazines including Homes & Gardens, World of Interiors and Vogue Living. She is also the author of The Provencal House. Ella Krasner was born in Russia, after emigrating to the United States, she now lives in London. Frequent visits to her native country rekindled her passion for Russian architecture and interior design. This passion provided the inspiration for this book.