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Selling Russia's Treasures (The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art, 1917–1938)

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This abundantly illustrated oversize volume presents the definitive account of the sale of Russia's cultural patrimony by the Soviet government in the interwar years

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.

Distributed for the M.T. Abraham Center for the Visual Arts Foundation

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Nicolas V. Iljine, Natalya Semyonova
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    364
    Publisher:
    Abbeville Publishing Group (November 12, 2013)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780789211545
    ISBN-10:
    0789211548
    Weight:
    84.5oz
    Dimensions:
    9" x 11.75"
    Case Pack:
    6
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    Folder:
    TWO RIVERS
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    List Price:
    $75.00
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    P-PER
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    A
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