- Gebundene Ausgabe: 248 Seiten
- Verlag: Thames & Hudson Ltd; Auflage: Reprint (4. März 2013)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0500516685
- ISBN-13: 978-0500516683
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 25,1 x 2,8 x 30 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 443.086 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Twilight of the Romanovs: A Photographic Odyssey Across Imperial Russia (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 4. März 2013
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The early color photographs in the book are poignant and startlingly immediate, whether they depict cornflowers in a field of rye or a group of friends at a dinner party.
Rare and startling examples of early color photographs . . .
The color imagery is . . . haunting . . . cold stares coupled with bright clothes, and breathtaking landscapes . . . these are photographs that have not been highlighted in the eye of the public."
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Philipp Blom is the author of several award-winning books, including The Vertigo Years, which has been made into a three-part television documentary, and A Wicked Company. A frequent lecturer at European and American universities, he also contributes to international newspapers and hosts a radio show on Austrian national radio.
Veronica Buckley was born and educated in New Zealand, and later studied at the Universities of London and Oxford. Christina, Queen of Sweden, was the subject of her much-praised first biography. She lived in Paris while researching "The Secret Wife of Louis XIV", and now lives in Vienna.
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Which is good. Because the more people who see this remarkable collection, the more will understand both the roots of the Russian Revolution and the devastation it wrought.
Blom and Buckley have mined the rich archives of Prokudin-Gorsky, Bulla, Howe, Kirchner and others to present over 300 incredible snapshots of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Russian life. The images are not presented chronologically, but geographically, beginning in St. Petersburg, looping through Central Asia and Siberia, and ending up back in Moscow - a bit like a modern photographic retrospective led by Alexander Radishchev.
Many of the images are haunting - like battlefield images from 1905 and a famous image of a road in the Crimean War, littered with cannonballs; but others are filled with detail and life - like a crisp shot of Lubyanskaya Square in 1902, or the images of street merchants. It is often difficult to tear yourself away.
The text is sparse, just introductions to various regions and a long historical preface, plus quotes from literature throughout, and of course very informative captions. But that is as it should be, because these pictures do a superb job of telling the story all by themselves.
As reviewed in Russian Life