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The Resource Selling Russia's treasures : the Soviet trade in nationalized art, 1917-1938, edited by Natalya Semyonova and Nicolas V. Iljine ; text, Rifat Gafifullin, Elena Emlianova, Alexey Petukhov, Yuri Pyatnitsky, Elena Solomakha ; translation from the Russian, Andrew Bromfield, Howard M. Goldfinger

Selling Russia's treasures : the Soviet trade in nationalized art, 1917-1938, edited by Natalya Semyonova and Nicolas V. Iljine ; text, Rifat Gafifullin, Elena Emlianova, Alexey Petukhov, Yuri Pyatnitsky, Elena Solomakha ; translation from the Russian, Andrew Bromfield, Howard M. Goldfinger

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Selling Russia's treasures : the Soviet trade in nationalized art, 1917-1938
Title
Selling Russia's treasures
Title remainder
the Soviet trade in nationalized art, 1917-1938
Statement of responsibility
edited by Natalya Semyonova and Nicolas V. Iljine ; text, Rifat Gafifullin, Elena Emlianova, Alexey Petukhov, Yuri Pyatnitsky, Elena Solomakha ; translation from the Russian, Andrew Bromfield, Howard M. Goldfinger
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  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
Selling Russia's Treasures documents one of the great cultural dramas of the twentieth century: the sale, by a cash-hungry Soviet government, of the artistic treasures accumulated by the Russian aristocracy over the centuries and nationalized after the October 1917 revolution. An astonishing variety of objects, from icons and illuminated manuscripts to Fabergé eggs and Old Master paintings, entered the collections of wealthy Westerners like Andrew Mellon and Armand Hammer in the 1920s and 30s. Written by the leading experts in the field and long regarded as the definitive book on the subject, the original Russian edition of Selling Russia's Treasures is sought after scholars and laymen alike. Now, for the first time, it is made available in English, in a revised and expanded edition that includes a new chapter on the secret files of the Hermitage, previously considered lost, as well as new research on the sale of religious art, and of twentieth-century French masterworks from the Museum of New Western Art. Numerous color plates reunite long-dispersed works in a virtual museum that illustrates the powerful blow inflicted on Russia's cultural heritage by these secretive sales, and rare photographs and archival documents help bring this buried history to light
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TOH
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illustrations
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index present
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N8725
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.P7613 2013
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Selling Russia's treasures : the Soviet trade in nationalized art, 1917-1938, edited by Natalya Semyonova and Nicolas V. Iljine ; text, Rifat Gafifullin, Elena Emlianova, Alexey Petukhov, Yuri Pyatnitsky, Elena Solomakha ; translation from the Russian, Andrew Bromfield, Howard M. Goldfinger
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Revised and expanded translation of Prodannye sokrovishcha Rossii
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-356) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780789211545
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations (some color)
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  • (OCoLC)ocn880631550
  • (OCoLC-M)859248042
  • (CSt)a10355675
  • UtOrBLW
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Selling Russia's treasures : the Soviet trade in nationalized art, 1917-1938, edited by Natalya Semyonova and Nicolas V. Iljine ; text, Rifat Gafifullin, Elena Emlianova, Alexey Petukhov, Yuri Pyatnitsky, Elena Solomakha ; translation from the Russian, Andrew Bromfield, Howard M. Goldfinger
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Revised and expanded translation of Prodannye sokrovishcha Rossii
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 354-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780789211545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn880631550
  • (OCoLC-M)859248042
  • (CSt)a10355675
  • UtOrBLW

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