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Synopsis: This is the second and final volume of James Boswell`s general correspondence for the years 1766 to 1769. The richly diverse collection includes the texts of letters between Boswell and 123 correspondents, beginning when Boswell was in the early years of his legal career in Edinburgh and closing shortly after his marriage to his penniless Ayrshire cousin, Margaret Montgomerie. The volume includes a comprehensive analytical index to both volumes of Boswell`s general correspondence between 1766 and 1769.
The correspondence touches on many topics and issues, some public, some private, including Boswell`s patronage of an obscure struggling playwright and poet, William Julius Mickle; the publication and reception of Boswell`s highly successful Account of Corsica and his efforts to rouse British interest in the Corsican cause; and the aftermath of Boswell`s vigorous legal and journalistic involvement in the Douglas Cause. Letters to and from his European correspondents carry echoes of Boswell`s recently completed Grand Tour and the closing moments of his epistolary affair with the francophone Dutch author, Belle de Zuylen (Zlide). .
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Soviet socialist art is one casualty of the U.S.S.R.'s collapse that might have remained unremarked without this book. While monolithic Stalinist portraits are missed by no one, Bown examines the many manifestations of socialist realism, from its 18th-century forebears, through its intellectually charged, if politically constrained, developments through Gorbachev's time. Varying rules of form and content were enforced to fortify socialist ideology and optimism, with even the unsentimental Stalin manipulating the persuasive, moralizing powers of art. Bown's theme of the political obsession with art is indeed fascinating. Abstraction, Fauvism, C?zanne, Picasso and Matisse were all censored by the ideology police until Khrushchev's thaw, an immeasurable privation for artists and public alike. Despite censorship, and the dependency of artists' livelihoods on state endorsement, many revelatory works, showing both exciting innovation and real stylistic flair, emerged within these predominantly figurative genres. The 530 plates (346 in stunning color) of this carefully considered selection include many unfamiliar works from both museums and private collections, making it a commendable and collectable oversized edition. The sole detracting feature is the author's transliterations from the Russian: for example, his insistence on using "Shagal" seems a bit supercilious, when the artist preferred to sign himself as "Chagall." His versions are no more faithful to Russian pronunciation, and are disconcerting to readers accustomed to the "norm."
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Title: Socialist Realist Painting
Publisher: Yale Univ Press
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Cloth Hardcover
Book Condition: New
Book Description Yale University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998. Hardcover, 506 pp. Massive, profusely illustrated study of official Soviet Union art, beginning with the Bolshevik revolution in 1917. The indispensible work on this subject. Book and dust jacket are both fine. The plain white publisher s slipcover that also comes with this copy has a phone number scribbled on the side. **Heavy or oversize Item. An extra shipping charge will apply.**. Seller Inventory # ABE-1479060393462
Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New hardcover in the dustjacket. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xviii, 506 pages. Seller Inventory # 7934
Book Description Yale University Press 1998. 29,5 x 25,5 cm. Hardcover (clothbound) with dustjacket. With illustrations in color and b/w. In slipcase. 506 pages. AS NEW [ Art Art / Russian ]. Seller Inventory # #104489
Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st.. Cloth, xviii, 506 pp., illus. (some col.), bib. notes, index; 30 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Age toning. Dust jacket, with light edgewear, protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Profusely illustrated. CONTENTS: Preface: Western Approaches; Introduction: Russian Painting and Revolutionary Aesthetics before the October 1917 Revolution; Pt. I. The Tower of Babel: Conflicting Forces in the Soviet Art World, 1917-1932; Pt. II. 'Realistic in Form and Socialist in Content': The First Years of Socialist Realism, 1932-1941; Pt. III. '. with oil Lamps, starving, in horrifying cold': Art in the Teeth of War, 1941-1945; Pt. IV. Conflictlessness: The Academy Triumphant, 1945-1953; Pt. V. The Thaw: Painting during the Khrushchev Years, 1953-1964; Pt. VI. '. the sear, the yellow leaf': The Decline of Socialist Realism, 1964-1991. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Collectible. Seller Inventory # 055290
Book Description Yale University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0300068441
Book Description Yale University Press, 1998. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0300068441-2-4
Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. cloth, hard cover in dust jacket in cardstock slipcase, as issued., slipcase has some creasing, but is intact, no other flaws or wear. clean, no markings, sturdy, sound binding .; large, heavy book.; english text., xviii-506pp., 544 illustrations, including many color plates. detailed, comprehensive history of soviet socialist realist painting. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Seller Inventory # 18175
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