Art and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Russia. First Edition in dustjacket

By: STAVROU, Theofanis George, (ed.) FANGER, Donald

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STAVROU, Theofanis George, (ed.). Art and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Russia. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, (1983). First Printing. Pp (4),v-xix,(3),3-268,+ 48 pp plates. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Result of two scholary projects, a lecture series and a symposium,which were held at the University of Minnesota in the fall of 1978... orga nized by the University of Minnesota Gallery with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Mnistry of Culture of the USSR. "In terms of cultural achievements, the nineteenth century was Russia's golden age, when increased literacy and heightened national consciousness combined to spur the growth of high culture. This rich collection of thirteen original essays byleading scholars delves into the relationship of Russian culture to societ y, circa 1775 - 1885. Four essays in Part I treat the broad perspective of nineteenth-century Russian culture through the prism of significant issues such as the nature and role of the Russian intelligentsia (Nicholas Riasanovsky); the rise and role of the cities, especially Moscow and St. Petersburg, as cultural symbols (Sidney Monas); the "Rus-sianness" of the nineteenth-century Russian novel (Donald Fanger); and achievements in the field of music, with special emphasis on the relationship between the rise of nationalconsciousness and the development of the native song (Malcolm Hamrick Brow n). Part II opens with S. Frederick Starr's seminal essay, "On Russian Art and Society, 1800 - 1850." Starr concludes that "the two aspects of Russianart of the first half of the nineteenth century that were to endure over t he following generations were, first, the rhetoric of civic spirit and, second, the reality of deep engagement with the major currents of West European art". The eight essays that follow variously elaborate on these themes. John E. Bowlt discusses the evolution of Russian art, which at different stages reflected both Western and Eastern influences until it accomplished itsown synthesis by the end of the century. Joshua Taylor describes the conta cts of Russian painters with Europe, especially Italy, where they went for training and in "pursuit of light"; and Elizabeth Kridl Val-kenier analyzesthe attitude of the Russian intelligentsia toward art. The architectural t aste of nineteenth-century Russia as revealed in the buildings of Moscow and St. Petersburg is examined by Albert Schmidt. Janet Kennedy and Paul Schaffer, respectively, consider sculpture and the decorative arts. The growth of graphic arts in Russia, especially caricature, is outlined by John E. Bowlt. The volume concludes with Alison Hilton's essay on "Russian Folk Art and "High" Art in the Early Nineteenth Century". Art historians and studentsof Russian history and culture will applaud the wealth of information conv eniently brought together in this illustrated volume." (from the dj). Contents : Part One - Russian Culture. 1. Notes on the emergence and nature of the Russian intelligentsia (by Nicholas Riasanovsky). 2. St. Petersburg and Moscow as cultural symbols (by Sidney Monas). 3. On the Russianness of the Russian nineteenth-century novel (by Donald Fanger). 4. Native song and national consciousness in nineteenth-century Russian music (by Malcolm HamrickBrown). Part Two - Russian Art and Society. 5. Russian art and society, 18 00-1850 (by S. Frederick Starr). 6. Russian painting in the nineteenth century (by John E. Bowlt). 7. Russian painters and the pursuit of light (by Joshua Taylor). 8. The intelligentsia and art (by Elizabeth Kridl Valkenier).9. Architecture in nineteenth-century Russia : the enduring classic (by Al bert Schmidt). 10. The neoclassical ideal in Russian sculpture (by Janet Kennedy). 11. A survey of trends in the Russian decorative arts of the first half of the nineteenth century (by Paul Schaffer). 12. Nineteenth-century Russian caricature (by John E. Bowlt). 13. Russian folk art and "high" art in the early nineteenth century (by Alison Hilton). Very good in spine-chipped dustjacket. 45.00

Title: Art and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Russia. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: STAVROU, Theofanis George, (ed.) FANGER, Donald

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Publisher: Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1983, ISBN:0253310512:

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