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Valentin Serov: Portraits of Russia's Silver Age (SRLT) Paperback – November 27, 2001

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"An elegant monument to one of Russia's most vibrant painters and a model of intellectual inquiry into the cultural effervescence that so characterized the twilight of Imperial Russia."
--John E. Bowlt, University of Southern California


"Serov emerges both as a subtle and versatile artist and a perceptive observer of Russian upper-class life and attitudes."
--Richard Wortman, Columbia University

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An affordable, well-illustrated work on this important Russian painter. Features famous portraits of Tsar Nicholas II, Felix Yusupov (one of Rasputin's assassins), and others. Like Valkenier's other books, this one can expect to get wide review attention.
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Product Details

  • Series: SRLT
  • Paperback: 277 pages
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press; 1 edition (November 27, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810118262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810118263
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,105,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The profoundly poor reproductions in this book, most especially the few color ones, are awful - the colors are incorrect, sallow, grainy and make the Russians all look as if they are ill and dying! The publisher should be ashamed of this pitiful production. What an insult to one of Russian's great painters!
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The scope of Valkenier's analysis is invaluable as is her description of the change in Russia during the Silver Age. There are few books in English with this degree of interpretation on Serov's work. Though, yes, there are few color reproductions, the book is not intended as a catalogue raisonné!
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