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Description - Russia in a Box by Andrew L. Jenks

Tracing the history of Palekh and its artists from 1814 to 1991, Jenks shows how this rural village originally known for its production of religious icons, played a unique role in the emergence of nationalism - and how that role changed the Soviet regime. The world-renowned Palekh lacquer boxes, a new medium with a new subject matter, became the new symbol of cultural identity during the 1920s as the artists portrayed themes from Russian fairy tales and idealized history in exquisite miniatures. Enriched 27 illustrations, many in color, Russia in a Box engagingly tells the story of a national art form's survival.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780875803395
ISBN-10: 0875803393
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Andrew L. Jenks

ANDREW L. JENKS is Assistant Professor of History at Niagara University.

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