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Selling Russia's Treasures: The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art 1917-1938 by  Natalya and Nicolas V. Iljine (editors) Semyonova - Hardcover - 2013 - from Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB (SKU: 150643)

Selling Russia's Treasures: The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art 1917-1938

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Selling Russia's Treasures: The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art 1917-1938

by Semyonova, Natalya and Nicolas V. Iljine (editors)

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0789211548
ISBN 13
9780789211545
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Paris: M. T. Abraham Center for the Visual Arts Foundation, 2013. Hardcover. VG/VG. Black cloth/boards. Red lettering on spine. Color-illustrated dj with black print. 362 pp. with color and bw images throughout. Documents one of the great cultural dramas of the 20th century: the sale, by a cash-hungry Soviet government, of the artistic treasures accumulated by the Russian royal family, aristocracy, and church over the centuries. Many pieces entered the collections of wealthy westerners like Andrew Mellon (many of which now form the core of the National Gallery of Art in Washington) and Marjorie Post and her husband, Joseph Davies (then US Ambassador to the USSR), whose collection is the core of the Hillwood Museum, also in Washington. This is the first English-language edition of the Russian edition, considered the definitive authority on this subject. Contains new material on the secret files of the Hermitage and more. Includes a checklist of pieces sold from the crown jewels, a chronology, and bios of key figures. Anyone with an interest in Russia's cultural history, contemporary debates about museum deaccessioning and about the repatriation of cultural objects must read this book. Beautiful plates and some incredible archival bw photos.

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Bookseller
Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
150643
Title
Selling Russia's Treasures: The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art 1917-1938
Author
Semyonova, Natalya and Nicolas V. Iljine (editors)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - VG/VG
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0789211548
ISBN 13
9780789211545
Publisher
M. T. Abraham Center for the Visual Arts Foundation
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
2013
Keywords
Russian Art; Hermitage; Selling Russia's Art; Museum Deaccessioning ; Soviet Deaccessioning of Art ; ;
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Russian Art;

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